Core teaching skills are the essential skills that teachers need to be fully prepared for effective teaching and work in a productive teaching learning environment. Sometimes referred to as 21st century teaching skills, the Core Teaching Skills are the combination of the skills such as cognitive, delivering, learning and expressing in new and innovative ways.
Skill of Probing Questions, Explaining, Illustrating With Examples, Stimulus Variation, Reinforcement, Classroom Management, Using Blackboard, Introducing a Lesson.
* A teaching skill is that behavior of the teacher which facilitates pupils’ learning directly or indirectly.
* A teaching skill includes all arts and behavior of the teacher which maximizes pupils’ learning.
*A teaching skill is that art of the teacher which makes communication between the teacher and pupils sufficiently.
Micro teaching is a procedure in which a student teacher practices teaching with a reduced number of pupils in a reduced period of time with emphasis on a specific core teaching skill.
Micro teaching is a scaled down teaching encounter in class size and time.
The six steps generally involved in micro-teaching cycle are Plan, Teach, Feedback, Re-plan, Re-teach, and Re-feedback. There can be variations as per requirement of the objective of practice session. These steps are represented in the following way: