10 Teachers with Unique Ways of Teaching: Education is said to be one of the strongest tools in mankind as it can transform and change not only lives but generations. That’s the reason teaching is considered to be one of the most respectable and noble professions. Many ancient cultures also give very high regards to teachers. According to ancient Hindu culture teachers are considered equivalent to god and parents. With time the profession has lost its charm and has become more of a business. However, there are still good educators who believe in the values of teaching. But with changing times a lot has changed. Teaching students with the conventional method isn’t the best way. With changing times and technology, teaching styles also need to transform. There are few teachers who believe in the main mantra of teaching. These teachers attempt to provide knowledge to students in unique ways.
10 Teachers with Unique Ways of Teaching
High school or college education is often criticized for being irrelevant and outdated. But an Indian educator ‘Rachna Nath’ seems to change the conventional paths of education. In 2018, she started working with students after school to invent solutions to real-world problems. Where the students learned the important skills of brainstorming, questioning and research. These students started researching on existing patents and applying for grants to build prototypes of their new products. The after school program became a huge success. Rachna Nath’s students have worked on various amazing products & tools like a device to amplify Wi-Fi signals in dead zones, invented a hat that helps detect heat stress, and explored how mealworms can digest styrofoam to cut down on pollution. The Indian teacher has also been nominated for ‘TIME Innovative Teachers 2022’ by Time Magazine.
Richard Appiah Akoto
The next educator on our list is the African teacher ‘Richard Appiah Akoto’ who gained popularity after his photos of teaching students MS Word on chalkboard went viral on the internet. The Ghana teacher was so dedicated in teaching the students the basics of ICT that he drew the whole computer window and taskbar on the board. Akoto’s innovative teaching style is a true example that not having resources can’t stop you if you have dedication and passion. Richard Appiah Akoto got a lot of attention for his innovative style of teaching students who lacked resources. Because of Akoto’s efforts today his classroom and students have access to computers.
Richard Johnson is an Australian teacher, he’s the main reason behind the formation of Australia’s 1st science laboratory (school) for young children. The lab uses tools and technologies to make things more realistic and relatable for children. Johnson’s students also work on projects like robotics. Richard also uses 3-D printing to enhance children’s learning and understanding experience. For his innovative way of teaching & educating Richard Johnson has won several prestigious awards and accolades. Richard has also shown a way to many primary school teachers and educators.
Many consider mathematics as the most boring and difficult subject. But the finland teacher ‘Maarit Rossi’ decided to break the jinx. Maarit evolved new techniques of learning and understanding maths in a fun way. She developed a fresh approach of teaching students mathematics. Maarit Rossi’s students often learn outside the classroom by taking unconventional approaches to real-life problems like measuring a large circle with shoes to demonstrate the effectiveness of pi. Maarit has co-authored several books and has also developed an e-learning program.
Here we are not talking about the 90’s actor and songwriter ‘Kazuya Takahashi’, instead we are talking about the renowned Japanese teacher ‘Kazuya Takahashi’. Kazuya did his PG from the USA, after completing his studies he opted for the teaching profession. He introduced LEGO-based instruction to harness students’ creativity. Kazuya Takahashi also organized the 1st space elevator competition for high school students in association with different space authorities & bodies. The young Japanese educator also promotes global citizenship in students. He wishes that students step out of their comfort zones and encourage them to opt for careers they wish to choose.
Ashu Ghai is an Indian educator who teaches science. He’s known for his unique and innovative style of teaching. Generally social media, especially short format content is considered as the biggest distraction for teens and students. However, Ghai used the same social media to engage with students. In today’s world, short attention span is a common problem. Ashu understood this and released his educational content on YouTube and YT shorts. Ashu Ghai made his science lectures simple and interesting. While he conducted simple but effective & entertaining experiments to explain complex science theories. His method of learning Science with fun became an instant hit. At this point of time Ashu Ghai has more than 4.5 million subscribers on YouTube.
Hanan Al Hroub
Hanan Al Hroub is a renowned Palestinian educator. The Palestinian teache belives in the motto of ‘No to Violence’. As she herself grew in a refugee camp. The camp experience motivated her to take up teaching and share her experiences with children. Hanan has been a game changer in her region in creating an awareness about education. And has also installed the importance of literacy in children. She quotes that they play and learn, and also develop respect & trust in this process. Hanan Al Hroub is known for her abilities of taking care of war & violence traumatized children.
Colin’s parents were Irish immigrants (a builder and a cleaner). But the duo understood & knew the importance of education. Colin went on to become the 1st person in his family to attend University. Hegarty got a first-class degree in Mathematics from Oxford University. Later Colin Hegarty used a flipped classroom approach to teach mathematics to students (11-18 years). Colin says that there is nothing like being ‘bad at maths’. According to him, ‘mathematics’ (subject) is just a case of hard work and receiving the right kind of tuition and support. Hegarty’s 1500 videos (mathematics videos) have been viewed more than five million times across 224 territories. In 2015 Colin Hegarty was chosen as ‘UK National Teacher of the Year’.
Michael Soskil is another amazing educator who uses innovative and unique methods to empower his students with knowledge and information. Soskil believes that students need some kind of emotional connection to learn and understand. Michael engages his students in distance learning service projects and uses multimedia technology to link them to others who are passionate about real-world problems. Michael Soskil has helped students connect live with over 90 countries as well as the International Space Station. Michael Soskil wishes to empower his students and teach them through empathy.
Chaurasiya is an Indian origin educator who was forced out of the US armed forces for her sexuality. After this regressive and unfortunate event Robin started a new journey. Robin Chaurasiya started teaching and also founded an NGO named ‘Kranti’. Through her NGO Robin started a movement of empowering marginalized girls in the financial capital of India ‘Mumbai’. With her students, who were called the Krantikaris (meaning ‘revolutionaries’ in English), Chaurasiya helped many Red Light workers and their daughters. She created a curriculum for them which included things like creative thinking, yoga & meditation, writing, computers, geography and English. Robin Chaurasiya’s NGO has organized workshops for more than 100 thousand participants.
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10 Teachers with Unique Ways of Teaching