Senior secondary education is the senior-most phase of schooling for students. The term senior secondary shows us that here the academic subjects are complex and detailed. For the academic success of students, performing well in the senior secondary exams holds utmost importance.
To do so, both effective teaching and learning are required. During exam times, teachers’ guidance, and support are much needed for the students. Let us discuss some effective tips that teachers can follow to aid the exam preparation of senior secondary learners and ensure their academic success and further higher learning.
Tips for teachers to aid exam preparation of senior secondary learners
1. Complete the exam syllabus well in time
In senior secondary classes, the exam syllabus is quite vast. For effective exam preparation, completing the exam syllabus on time is important. Delay in teaching the syllabus in class can affect the self-studies of the students too. Without teachers’ explanations, students cannot understand the lessons on their own. All teachers should follow a proper teaching plan to wind up the syllabus on time. This will help students to receive quality classroom learning and have effective self-studies too. Once done with the syllabus, teachers can utilize the remaining time for multiple revisions and practice sessions.
2. Use technology to teach
To make students do well in exams, providing them with a clear academic understanding is important. But sometimes understanding the theoretical and applicative portions of the textbooks become difficult for students. To overcome this problem, technology helps.
By using online teaching apps and sites, teachers can access several audiovisual tools like educational videos, modules, demonstrations, picture cards, PowerPoint presentations, and more to teach. With the help of visualization, students tend to understand the concepts better and quicker. This will help you to teach online as well as in conventional classrooms effectively. Learning becomes interesting for them too.
3. Conduct frequent class tests
Once done with the exam syllabus, utilize the remaining classes for class tests. Give students a few lessons or topics to prepare for every day and keep conducting tests in every class. Keep a track of students’ progress. Conduct extra classes or doubt classes for the students whom you see performing low in the class tests.
4. Have sample paper practice in the class
For effective exam preparation, sample paper practice is a must. Only asking students to do this at home won’t work as some will do and some students might delay or procrastinate. To ensure the academic well-being of every student, have sample paper practice in the class.
By solving sample papers, students can get an idea of how much they know, where they are still lagging, and what more needs to be done for improvement. Teachers can help students with difficult questions and ask students to work on their weaker sections. You can make students mark the important questions that are asked in the sample papers repetitively.
5. Conduct parent – teachers’ meeting
For the academic success of students, along with teachers, parents play an equal contribution. Before the exam time, conduct parent-teacher meetings. Interactions between teachers and parents are much needed. Inform parents of their ward’s present classroom performance, and let them know where he or she is still lagging. Ask parents to keep a check on their child’s self-studies and exam preparation at home. Also, be open to their suggestions and advice regarding what more they expect from the teachers.
6. Have general discussions and give students a motivational boost
One of the main qualities of a good teacher is to have effective interactions with all the students. Senior secondary exams are quite stressful for students. How to wind up the syllabus on time, what will be the exam difficulty level and other such thoughts make students quite worried. To reduce this mental stress and anxiety from students, teachers should have some meaningful interactions with them.
Share effective exam giving strategies with students such as practicing time management, ensuring neat presentation, careful reading, and revision. Other than this, teachers should appreciate and encourage students to continue the good work and keep putting in consistent efforts. This motivational boost is much needed during exam time.
Every student aims to score well in their eleventh and twelfth class. To do so, they need guidance, support, and quality explanations from teachers. By following the above-mentioned tips, teachers can aid the exam preparation of the students. This will help teachers to provide students with a proper academic understanding, and share the important exam giving tips and encouragement. This will help students to score well in eleventh school exams and twelfth standard CBSE board exams.