Practice Teaching

Practice-teaching ingrains the intricacies of teaching,
Teacher trainee matures through the grind.
The trainer observes the lessons meticulously,
Enjoys the well delivered lessons,
Tolerates the mediocre ones
And suffers through the others.

Some trainees appear confident,
Others nervous,
Some exuberant,
A few others shy,
An observer gets a fair assortment.

Although the product depends
Not entirely on skills,
The pedagogy is drilled in.
Skills get honed over time and again.

Effectiveness brings forth a sense of commitment,
At the end of the exercise,
A few diamonds sparkle,
Many gems get their facets,
A few others remain uncut.

Published by Dr. Pramila Kudva

I am a teacher educator currently worrking as a Principal of a reputed school in North Mumbai, have more than 30 years of experience, with several publications to my credit and have authored a book -"From chalk to Talk The Art of Teaching.

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