George Polya’s 10 Commandments for Teaching Mathematics
1.Be interested in your subject. Be interested in your students.
2.Know your subject and know your students.
3.Know about the ways of learning. The best way to learn anything is to discover it by yourself.
4.Try to read the faces of your students, try to see their expectations and difficulties, put yourself in their place. Remember when you've been a student!
5.Give them not only information, but “know-how,” attitudes of the mind, the habit of methodical work. Force them to think and to organize their thoughts.
6.Let them learn guessing.
7.Let them learn proving.
8.Look out for such features of the problem at hand that may be useful in solving the problems to come- try to disclose the general pattern that lies behind the present concrete situation.
9.Do not give away your whole secret at once – let the students guess before you tell it – let them find out themselves as much as is feasible.
10.Suggest it, do not force it down their throats. Let them make the great discoveries!
with love and added comments from D. Poss
thanks Lauralee ~