“More important than the curriculum is the question of the methods of teaching and the spirit in which the teaching is given.”
Bertrand Russell, cunningly has put forth the ever stressful question that every teacher faces through his lines above i.e., ‘ which method would be most appropriate for my class?’
And any teacher worth his/her salt would know that there is no sure shot answer to that question! A teaching technique which worked with the previous class might not work with the current one. A success story of today will not lead to similar victories in the future.
Students are individuals with their own personalities and to bring them together as a unit to make them learn….. Well, it’s easier to scale Mt. Everest.
A mentor needs to be familiar and adept at using different teaching techniques and switching between them when required.