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Micro-Teaching teaches teachers to teach better

Teachers play a vital role in shaping the minds of young learners and molding them into responsible citizens. But how do teachers become good at their job? How do they improve their teaching skills and techniques to provide quality education to their students? That’s where micro-teaching comes in. Micro-teaching is a teacher training technique that involves teaching the teacher how to teach. The teacher sharpens their skills by teaching a small group of students in a controlled environment, with the aim of improving their skills and techniques. The technique was first introduced in the 1960s by Dwight W. Allen, a professor at Stanford University, as a way to help teachers practice and improve their teaching skills. Characteristics of Micro-Teaching Components of Micro-Teaching Cycle (Process) of Micro-Teaching This is very similar to the OODA cycle – Observe, Orient, Decide, Act , and teachers learn by experiments and iterating,  Merits of Micro-Teaching Micro-Teaching at ApniPathshala At its core, micro-teaching is all about providing personalized attention to each student, allowing them to thrive and reach their full potential.  What’s truly special about micro-teaching at ApniPathshala is the sense of community and connection that develops between teachers and students. In these small groups, teachers have the opportunity to really get to know their students, understand their unique learning styles, and build relationships that go far beyond the classroom. For teachers, the experience of micro-teaching at ApniPathshala is equally transformative. It provides them an opportunity to hone their teaching skills, experiment with new teaching strategies, and make a real difference in the lives of their students. This becomes a positive virtuous cycle!