Mark Jackson
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1.) Do 5 minutes of revision every day

2.) Read through a page of class notes at the end of each day

3.) Write down your homework at the end of each lesson

4.) Self-monitor your learning

5.) File notes in the right place every day

6.) Read one online article to supplement your classroom learning every day

7.) Review your day

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The concept of 6 thinking hats is used in various areas. It was also used during the tsunami of the year 2004 which occurred in Sri Lanka. This tool really helped in reconstruction after the devastation caused by the tsunami. The tool of 6 thinking hats is time-saving and also easy to implement. Each member of the group will know its task well after assigning the hat.

With this concept, all the team members can develop more intellectual thinking and they can face any dangerous situation with ease. It can also be adopted by individuals for self-development. They can get multiple solutions to a problem. 

1. Ask yourself first

Being a teacher, it is always advisable to ask questions to yourself before you ask them to students. Asking yourself the questions will give you an idea of whether the question is sensible or not. Apart from that, you can know whether your question is right or wrong. You can also get the right answer to that question. Besides that, asking yourself the various questions will help you in knowing whether there is one answer for the questions or multiple answers.

2. Do not ask questions with “Yes” and “No” answers

You must avoid asking close-ended questions as much as possible. Instead of that, you must ask open-end questions starting with “Who”, “Where”, and “What”. Such questions will give more detailed information and answers.

3. Don’t hesitate to ask

Students avoid asking questions to the teachers because of shyness or hesitation. You must take the opportunity of this silence and ask various questions to your teachers. It is important to stand up and ask the questions to get all your doubts cleared. It is important to feel open in the classroom and engage more in conversation with your teachers.

  • You can face all the challenges which come your way in becoming a good tutor/teacher.
  • Asking good questions will give you better solutions for tough problems.
  • You can increase your potential by asking various questions in the classroom.
  • When you ask good questions to your teachers, it is beneficial for you. You can learn more on a particular topic or chapter.
  • Asking questions will make you wiser and more open to everyone. You can view your opinions and views without hesitation or fear by asking good questions.

There are 2 types, closed questions, and open questions. Closed questions are generally short questions and can be answered quickly. 

Some examples of closed questions are as under:

  • Is a total of 5 and 8 equal 13?
  • Who wrote Romeo and Juliet?
  • Are you taking leave today? 

Most of the closed questions have answers in “Yes” and “No”. One of the major benefits of closed questions is that they make the students’ memory sharper and better. But on the other hand, closed questions do not allow the students to answer in a broader manner. They cannot elaborate on the topic more which limits their answering skills and knowledge.

The 2nd type of questions is open questions. They need more time to think. These type of questions involve feelings and deep thinking. 

  • Some of the examples of open questions are as under:
  • What is the role of insulin in the body?
  • What is the message of the author through Romeo and Juliet?
  • Which points are necessary to make this project successful?

Open questions improve the linguistic and logical skills of the students. They can think more practically and sensibly. Apart from that, they can get more points to answer the questions. Moreover, they can think outside the box. 

I) More collaboration

Doing team discussion will enhance the social skills of the students. They will listen to each other and share ideas and thoughts more openly. Sharing notes and other materials with each other will improve the skills of speaking, reading, and writing. Further, it will inculcate the values of hard work and dedication.

II) Enthusiastic environment

Teamwork will encourage the lethargic and inactive students to answer openly in the study group. To involve the students more in the discussion, you can give some rewards or gifts. You can also give tools such as study planner, colorful cards, charts, and others to encourage the students. 

III) Personality development

Students can share their opinions and views with the group members and leaders too. This will make them more open with the world. Apart from that, teamwork skills will boost self-esteem and confidence in each student.

IV) Group learning

Through team discussion, you can help the students to think more creatively. They can solve the problems instantly. Apart from that, students can improve their logical and reasoning skills. By preparing to do list for studying and study schedules, the students can come up with good ideas, opinions, and views.  

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