Teachers can provide meaningful learner centric experiences to students by preparing learning situations that are built on the framework of certain vital aspects. To orient student teachers regarding these essentials of teaching PCER organised an expert session by PCER alumna Ms. Suman Ananthanarayan, Assistant Professor, Sree Narayana Guru College of Education, on 1st July, 2023 for First Year B.Ed. students. The session focused on the following topics – Principles of Teaching, Maxims of Teaching and Correlation. During the session the student teachers were divided into groups according to their pedagogies. Ms. Suman provided a comprehensive overview of these topics with ample examples from various pedagogies. On the basis of group discussion related to the topics the student teachers worked on different examples from their pedagogies. Thus, through this interactive session they gained a deeper understanding of the essentials of teaching.