I just ended a major project this week - teaching a series of Forensic Science workshops at a prominent local primary school (yes, primary school students in Singapore are learning pretty advanced stuff).
There being five different classes, each had its unique class culture and interesting individuals. Some were more united as a class, while others were clique-y or slightly fragmented. Some were faster on information uptake while others preferred to simply experience the activities.
As such, different teaching styles needed to be adopted for different classes. Certain concepts could be elaborated upon for certain classes while others needed to be skipped altogether for brevity.
Of course, as a result of a personal teaching style preference, the teacher will appeal more to certain types of students, and not quite as much to others.
All in all, it was a great reminder to be versatile in when teaching different groups, as well as to be mindful of the needs of my learners.