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Teachers are always required. They are the ones who make civilisations grow or vanish. Teachers teach humans to live life with meaning. But, there are those who have been willing to join teaching as a career but miss to understand a few fundamental that get them jobs. After all, it is an occupation, not a trade to barter money and profits. Teachrr, EdChatIND and Osmania University organised a session for aspiring individuals who want to join Teaching as their career.

The presentation was made by Parveen Sharma and the Youtube Live is shared below to take you straight to what it means to be an Effective Teacher through Communication. The sessions had a detailed presentation and explanation on How to Enhance Communication Skills and Strengthen the Claim on a teaching job. 

We shall enhance the write-up later with more text. But the primary offering here is the video shared below:

 

The main points in the session were focussed on the enhancement of our Listening – Speaking – Reading - Writing. We insisted that if we have Received (Listened and Read) so much of good things, then we will definitely SPEAK and WRITE. This is the fundamental truth about the human intellect that we need to take advantage of. 

You need to have:

Professional Knowledge

  • Subject Knowledge
  • Curation of Activities
  • Co-Curricular Learning
  • Technology – Tools and Resources

Professional Competence

  • Skills to Teach
  • Public Speaking
  • Content Writing
  • Execution of Activities
  • Technology Integration
  • Skills to Manage Activities

SMART Tips:

  • Be CLEAR that You want to be a TEACHER (Not as just an alternative)
  • Be a Reader and Listen – That will give you’re a RICH STOCK to Speak and Refer to
  • Project Yourself as a Thinker with Critical Thinking and Healthy Ideas
  • Match your answers, not just with the JD but the Vision of the Institution (Research before an interview)
  • Ensure that YOU KNOW Each word of Your Resume/CV
  • Utilise Your Professional Network
  • Earn Testimonials from Experts, Mentors, Students
  • Make Accounts on Job Search Portals and See what are the Requirements in Job descriptions – Prepare your Profile for that
  • Keep a few Subject/Topics Presentations ‘Ready’
  • Network – Network – Network
  • Digital Portfolio – Make an Impressive Mark
  • Make Podcasts, Youtube Tutorials, SlideShare – NROER – MOOCs – OER Commons

To Improve Communication Skills in 'ENGLISH' Language:

  • Learn Phonetics (IPA) for Correct English Pronunciation & Use Grammarly
  • Enrich Vocabulary, not with false training but with SELF-Efforts (Practice & Participation)
  • Be a Blogger, Micro-Blogger and ‘Podcaster’
  • Be a part of communities like Teacherr, TeachThought, Teachers of India 
  • Earn Online Courses’ Certifications
  • While you study, ensure that you ‘expand’ beyond attendance in the classroom
  • Try ‘teaching internships’ to target jobs

About the Author
Author: Parveen Sharma
'You Create Yourself' is the belief that drives the EklavyaParv Life Long Learning Mission. The trilogy of Enhance-Empower-Encourage motivates us and we share learning contents on Communication Skills, EdTech, Life Skills, Blended & Innovative Learning and Insights about Education. These resources are Open Educational Resources (OERs) under CC-BY-NC-SA licence. Parveen is an EdTech Evangelist and has been working in the field of Innovation-driven Education for more than a decade. He writes and delivers training on EduSoMedia, E-Learning, OERs, MOOCs, EdTech, ICT, Blended and Flipped Learning, Academic Intervention, Classroom Makeover, Employability Enhancement, EdTech and Teacher-Student Learning. EklavyaParv is the celebration of his belief in the Learning Spirit of Mankind!

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