Which of the following is the key behaviour contributing to effective teaching?

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Option 4 : Explaining concepts in a logical step by step presentation

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Effective teaching and learning process depends on the attitude and behaviour of the teacher. Effective teacher behaviour is essential to bring out desirable student performance.

**Gary Borich** identified **five key behaviours and five helping behaviours** that are logically related to effecting teaching.

**Key Behaviours:**

**Lesson Clarity:**Teaching can be effective only if the teachers talk audibly so that the students can**follow in a logical step by step order.****Instructional Variety:**The mode of presentation is essential as it helps in catching the attention of students and demonstrate enthusiasm.**Teacher Task Orientation:**Effective teaches spend more time teaching academic subjects rather than routine matters such as distributing handouts or taking attendance.**Engaged Learning Time:**Effective teachers are able to engage their students in active learning of the content being taught.**Student Success Rate:**The material to be taught must have a connection with prior learning and should build upon it so that the students can easily grasp the new material.

**Helping Behaviours:**

**Using student ideas and contribution:**Using student’s ideas helps in driving the learning process and keeping the students engaged.**Structuring:**Effective teachers organized learning activities and summarize the lecture at the end.**Questioning:**Asking a variety of questions based on the content helps in tapping a range of thinking processes.**Probing:**Effective teachers probe students to elaborate their responses as well as other’s responses to make them think deeply than their initial response.**Teacher Affect:**Effective teachers are able to build positive relationships with students through their enthusiasm for their subject.

**Hence, it can be concluded from the given points that explaining concepts in a logical step by step presentation is a key behaviour contributing to effective teaching**.