Energizing The Classroom: Varying Teaching Styles Effectively For Increased Engagement, Comprehension And Retention

Energizing The Classroom: Varying Teaching Styles Effectively For Increased Engagement, Comprehension And Retention

Objective /Benefits


William Cowper famously stated that Variety is the spice of life, That gives it all its flavor. This belief can rightfully serve as a mantra for the classrooms of today.  The educator who can share information through various means is more likely to get and maintain the attention of a broad spectrum of students by ensuring that mixed teaching methods are used in the classroom on a regular basis. Just as students have different styles of learning, teachers must anticipate those styles of learning with mixed methods of teaching.


At the end of program, participants will be able to:
  • Identify different teaching styles available to educators
  • Understand in which circumstances each teaching style is most appropriate
  • Recognize how different teaching methods are most likely to impact learning
  • Employ effective mixed teaching methodology strategies in order to create meaningful learning experiences
  • Create lessons, using mixed teaching methods in order to communicate most effectively with students for maximised learning 
  • Effectively demonstrate and recognize various teaching methods in action

Lecturers, teachers, trainers, and administrators in educational institutions who are directly or indirectly involved in the teaching and learning environment.  


Program Outline


Day 1
Module 1 – What are the various teaching techniques available to educators
  • Historical information and application within the classroom
  • Rationale supporting each technique
  • Various challenges with implementation
Module 2 – Teaching Techniques to match Learning Styles
  • Various student learning styles
  • Various methods of teaching
  • Matching theories of teaching and learning styles
Module 3 – The Importance of Varying Teaching Styles
  • Owning your current style while polishing it
  • Incorporating new styles into your routine
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of teaching styles
Day 2
Module 4 – Infusing your lesson planning with variety and FLOW
  • The Big Picture down to the Fine Details of planning your curriculum
  • Determining the most suitable teaching style based on students’ needs
  • Engaging learners based on their learning styles
Module 5 – The flexible teacher in action
  • Appraisal of Mixed Methods of Teaching the in the real classroom
  • Real Time demonstration of effective mixed methods teaching with peer feedback



David FingeroteDavid began his career teaching in Southern California. Since moving to Asia in 2006, he has focused on increasing his professional skill-set while staying abreast of the latest trends in education, training, management and effective leadership. Having taught all age levels and all abilities within Ministries of Education, private and international schools and corporations in South Korea, the Philippines and Malaysia has reinforced David’s belief in the importance of continuing education with an emphasis on lifelong learning. 
Training Experience & Accomplishments
David has extensive and broad experience in working with English Language learners of all skill-levels, ages and abilities.  He is particularly interested in helping clients build their confidence where writing, reading, listening and speaking are concerned. For the past 10 years David has trained and educated: executives, public servants, educators and students.

The last four years have found David in Malaysia working with the Ministry of Education and international corporations focused on language education and training. David is known for his ability to inspire confidence in all learners and his willingness to adapt to learner realities while enforcing appropriate input.
For the past 10 years David has trained and educated executives, public servants, educators and students. The last five years have found David in Malaysia working with the Ministry of Education and international corporations. A focus on transformational leadership, effective management, clear & concise communication, presentation skills and general language education and training are all included under organizational and soft skills training. Research for the Ministry of Higher Education is the most recent inclusion to services provided.
As a direct result of his focus on institutional and individual needs and realities, David is known for his ability to inspire confidence in learners and satisfaction in organizations. All of this results in custom-tailored input – topics, information, techniques, strategies, feedback, etc. – which your participants and organization can use to absorb, adjust, implement, evaluate and reflect, internally.
Areas of Experience / Expertise:
Ministries of Education, Public/International/Private Education:
            Soft Skills:
                        Cultural Awareness/Sensitivity
                        Increasing Student Talking Time
                        Classroom Management
                        Parent Conferences
                        Effective communication
                        Effective Writing
                        Anticipating and coping with change (internal & external)
                        Effective communication within departments
                        Orientation of New employees
                        Creating a sharing environment (teachers and students)
                        Observing, evaluating & providing constructive feedback to colleagues
                        Implementing systems to streamline processes

Curriculum Design
                        The Importance of on-going assessment and how to implement it
Assessment Creation
                        Assessment Validation
                        Effective Instructions
                        The Importance of Routines
                        Creating and Implementing Rules & Consequences
                        Multiple Intelligences (Awareness & Teaching to)
                        Lesson planning*
                                                Multiple intelligences
                                                Mixed abilities
                                    *Adjusting in real time
                        Incentivizing learning
                        Best Practices
            Soft Skills:
                        Effective Communication
                        Presentation Skills
                        Business Writing
                        Conflict Resolution
                        Inter-department Communication
Managing Processes while Leading People
Identifying and Harnessing individual areas of competence
                        Creating Trusting Environments
                        Sharing Environments: Relying on One Another
Teluk Intan: Hutan Melintang: Public Primary Schools
Taiping: Batu Kurau: Public Primary Schools
Gerik: PPD
Lenggong: Public Primary Schools
Sepang: Public Primary Schools
Kuen Cheng High School
Johor Baru:
Foon Yew High School, Kulai
South Korea:
Ministry of Education
Korean International School of Manila
Sherwin Williams
Standard Chartered
Government Organizations
ELSi language schools

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