Teaching Style

Doodle Teaching Style

At Doodle Academy, we use various methods for teaching. It’s a tough job to be an educator, but at the same time, it’s incredibly rewarding. Our passion, ideas, and, lesson plans can help young students love learning from the get-go. That said, it’s critical for us to adopt a teaching style that will work best for the students in our charge.

Of course, we work with students from different communities, religious backgrounds, ethnicities, and more, and no two students learn the same way.

So to be the most effective teacher, it’s important to know each of our students’ strengths and weakness—and then consider combining teaching styles.

Our most practiced teaching styles are:


A lot of teachers rely on demonstration to help their students comprehend material, as many individuals benefit from this style of teaching no matter how they learn.

One of the most common ways we can accomplish this is by showing, instead of just telling, by way of computer-based displays and experiments. We also use projectors and visual brainstorm webs.

When it comes to mathematics in particular, our students need supported practice—so make sure to model a new concept several times and then take the students through guided practice. Once guided practice has been completed, they can begin practicing independently.


Primary students generally learn best from hands-on activities. For instance, students will most likely have difficulty understanding the concept of multiplication if it is just explained to them. But if they begin experimenting with multiplication and practicing this type of problem, they will understand it better and recall how it works.

The traditional lecture

A standard, formal way of teaching is the traditional lecture style, where the teacher assumes the role of an expert and provide facts to her students. Many times, students will take notes on the information that is being taught.

This teaching method is especially beneficial before tests; it’s helpful in that it offers students the main topics to study and assists them in organizing a review sheet to study.

We are very aware that we have visual learners too, who may have difficulty with this style because they succeed by seeing rather than listening….and we accommodate these students too by using the appropriate tools needed.


Pairing students together or putting them in a group for a project or activity is beneficial for a number of reasons. It inspires students to work together, and inspires students in several ways. This style encourages:

  • Problem solving
  • Communication skills
  • Interactive learning, and much more

Collaboration is also helpful in determining which areas certain students need assistance in and in which areas they are stronger.


We always have the collaboration method followed by a group discussion where students can converse about their perceptions and findings, showing you exactly what was discussed and how they worked together.

  • Hands-off

This teaching style includes minimal instructions. Instead of telling all students what to do, we instead let our students study independently. This helps our students develop self-actualization and critical thinking skills.

The hands-off teaching style is considered more sophisticated and works best for students in their later years of primary school. Students who can take on more responsibility in their classwork are ideal candidates for this teaching method (but of course, we know our students best 😉 ).

Free Play

Children are invited to play in any stations that they chose upon arrival. This is an ongoing part of children’s learning experiences; all interest areas are open and children are free to choose what they would like to do. Some examples of the interest areas available daily to children are: sensory play (sand, water, play dough), table toys & manipulatives, free art center, dramatic play, block area, puzzles, and book center. We regularly rotate our toys to keep the children interested and engaged. Small and large group activities are also offered during free play, and the children have the option to participate in these activities as well.

Large Group Activities

Large group activities help children build a sense of community. Coaches and children take part in movement & music activities, storytelling, and other shared experiences. Our large group activities promote cooperation, sharing, taking turns, and enhance social development. While children are not obligated to take part in our large group time, they will often join in when they see how much fun we are having together!

Small Group Activities

These are activities designed for small groups of children, to allow plenty of adult interaction and guidance as necessary. Here are some of the general examples of the kinds of small group activities offered: creative activities (exploring different mediums and their uses); matching and sorting games; building and creating; fine motor enhancement activities (using scissors, printing, lacing etc.) and circle time activities(including phonics, number recognition, shapes, colors and group discussions). It is during our small group times that the children can build their existing knowledge, and practice the things they’ve learned. Book work is highly focused on during this time. By keeping the groups small, we ensure that each child receives the support and encouragement they need to be successful.

Outdoor Preschool

Children are encouraged to explore the nature throughout the year. Children are guided by the coach to observe plants, trees, insects, butterflies and birds. They make bird feeders, plant flowers and grow vegetables in the preschool garden.

Enrichment Programs


Going on field-trips is a fun and interactive way to develop children’s interests. The place is often connected to what we are currently working on in class,eg. learning about prehistoric animals  and going to the Din Expo. Field-trips are amazing learning experiences for our children!

Doodle Academy Coaches exude contagious intellectual energy, demonstrate authentic interest in the life of the mind that extends beyond their core subject areas, and model genuine respect for students and one another.

Through their actions and interactions, our Coaches cultivate students’ spirit of wanting to know in every setting—the classroom, the library, the Hallway, the Dining Hall, the playground or the Sports Field.