As a teacher you are constantly bombarded with different ways to make your teaching more effective. Some things, like the lessons you must teach the kids are handed to you from the top down, others are things that you read about in magazines or see at conferences and seminars. There are a million different ways to try and teach your students. Some of these are fresh approaches to famously successful methods and many of them will really catch your eye, but the question is: are my students ready to learn that way and can i effectively teach it that way?
These questions are the kind that you have to know if you want to make a successful transition into the teaching style. The first thing that needs to be assessed is the kind of children you have. Everything from their backgrounds to the kind of environment the school itself is a factor in if your kids are ready for that progressive type of teaching. In most cases your kids have to be ready to embrace change.
The other thing that needs to be done is a teacher needs to be able to fully grasp the concept of the method before they can begin to bring it into the classroom. Too many time teachers implement a style or method without being sure that they understand the method. The issue is that if a teacher watches a student having trouble grasping the concept of the lesson they might not understand it well enough to know how to get it to connect with the student.
If you are thinking about implementing a new lesson plan they you should be thinking about these things. The number one job of a teacher is to connect lessons to the student. Make sure the method is the best thing for you and your students.