HUNARLY LESSON STRUCTURE
Having conducted nearly 2500+ online classes and working with over 100+ Teachers, we at HUNARly have found that by following few basic essential steps of effective teaching methodology, we can achieve a greater impact on our online learners. So we thought to share with all our HUNARly Teachers this lesson structure guide to have a consistent knowledge delivery across all the courses.
Below is the guidelines to be followed by the teachers while conducting HUNARly online classes. We have given sample examples for each section, to give you ideas while preparing your lesson notes and teaching structure to be followed during the lessons. We are sure that most of you might have already known this, but if you are missing to implement it, then please start realigning your class structure accordingly. If you want to send your material for review, we are happy to get it reviewed. Hope you follow the structure and any doubts do not hesitate to ask, happy to help anytime!
1. CHOOSE A TOPIC TITLE
Please start every lesson with the TOPIC TITLE which you are going to teach on that day.
2. SET A LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Tell students about the Learning objectives of the lesson, it is about the expected goal of a lesson in terms of knowledge that will be acquired by a student.
3. CONCEPT INTRODUCTION
A TOPIC can have multiple concepts to be explained in a class. Break the concept into bitesize of 5-7min teachings with Warm-up, Concept Description followed by its Practical Examples and Exercises. Repeat this 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4 for all concepts that are part of the lesson.
3.1 DO A WARM-UP
Do a quick round of Warm-up questions or activities on related concept you are about to explain, it encourages the students and prepares them to learn by stimulating their minds.
3.2 CONCEPTS DESCRIPTION
Concept Description section involves the learning theory and definitions of the actual subject.
- Presentation slides should have less descriptive text with good quality images and your oral detailed explanation will make it better understandable for the students.
- Voice modulation is very important when teaching to keep the children attentive, change your tonality in a few places especially when you are explaining the concepts.
3.3 GIVE REAL EXAMPLES
Real examples provide concrete applications to knowledge and skills learned in the classroom as they relate easily to the students. Real examples also encourage students to be aware of the choices they make and how they fit into a greater context of the subject.
Teacher should solve these examples.
3.4 GIVE THEM EXERCISES
Exercises related to the concept should be asked in this section as it helps children to practice what they have learned in the class today. Exercises also make the class interactive, engaging, and interesting.
- Teacher should show the exercises on their screen and ask all students to workout all the exercises on paper (show few exercises at a time). And keep a timer between 1min to 5min to complete, depending on the questions.
- Once students have solved some of the exercises, teacher should pick on each child in a circle to have turns to answer the questions.
- If students are more than questions solved, then they can be asked in the next round.
- Make sure not to give chance to same student even though they raise hand and do not allow students to shout out answers.
- Some kids are very shy to answer or participate in class, so make sure all get equal chances always and everyone is involved in every class.
4. SHARE LEARNING STRATEGIES
The learning strategies section should have the tools, tips and techniques related to the lesson for active involvement, smart learning, and competence of the students.
Homework section should be a task for students to work independently, practice the learnings and develop self-discipline.
Start every lesson by first 5min discussing on the homework and giving feedback. (Teacher should check the student homework submit before start of the lesson)
6. Question Time
Q&A time is an opportunity for you to ask children about their learning today , see how they feel about the session and know what they want to know more about in your class.
7. Student Feedback
- The teacher should complete an individual class feedback short form for the student at the end of every class. This helps parents to know the progression of their children.
- The parent will also complete a feedback form about the teacher. Hunarly Team works closely with the teachers and keep them informed about their reviews and suggestions so that it helps us to improve on the lessons.