Unit 1: Lesson 1- For Teachers
Does your classroom look like this?
Did you know that using a traditional model of classroom, where the teacher teaches and the students listen, may not be fostering deeper and long-lasting learning?
By the end of this lesson, you will be able to states essential components of a learner-centered environment, states benefits of using a learner-centered approach, and discriminate the difference in your current practice and the learner-centered instructional approach.
Lesson 1-- What alterations do you need to make to your classroom?
Based on your current classroom observations, list off the activities and elements that you believe already create an active learning environment for students in the first section of the hand out.
When you have exhausted your listing, view the following video clip. When you click on the link you will be transferred to a new website. Click the Back arrow on your browser to return to the course. As you watch, write down the traits that make the classroom “student-centered” for both the teacher and student.
Compare your results from the video, to that of the “traditional” classroom and your initial classroom observations using the following chart: When you click on the link you will be transferred to a new website. Click the Back arrow on your browser to return to the course.
Considering the video and the chart you’ve created, present 3-5 examples for the benefits of using this instruction in your classroom.
Follow the link to compare your findings and examples to the list of benefits for using a student-centered approach.
Using your initial list of your classroom traits and the simple ways to get started provided here(When you click on the link you will be transferred to a new website. Click the Back arrow on your browser to return to the course.), brainstorm ways to transform your teaching into the “student-centered” model and share it in the discussion area with other teachers that are considering this model for their classrooms. talk: Implementation Reflection and Ideas