by Urmila Devi Dasi
Although the general approach to learning will to some degree determine the particular method, most teaching methods can be used to some extent in all the above-mentioned systems. We may think of teaching as telling the students information, either verbally or in writing. But, even a good lecturer or textbook makes use of a variety of ways to communicate. Mary Pride, in Schoolproof, lists methods of teaching as follows: read to students, lecture, demonstration, visuals (teacher-made, canned, unfolding), imaginative pictures, videos, experience, experiment, simulation, walk the student through it, have the student research, challenge the student, put on a play or puppet show, field trip, repetition, songs, chants and poems, games, and asking the student to learn on his own.