Teachers Shadowing Students: Doing What Students Do

Teachers Shadowing Students: Doing What Students Do.
via Te@achThought

^^ Yes, this.

Wish I’d thought of doing this myself when I was a young and inexperienced teacher. It would have re-formed my teaching practice and propelled me toward more student-centered learning, more movement, more engagement, less lecture, less of me talking.

In the classroom, we regularly ask students to behave in ways that adults would never put up with.  We demand high levels of engagement that  none of us are ever really willing to offer in meetings or PD sessions.  We expect students to be “always on” though we ourselves would refuse to work under those demands.

Viewing our students as image bearers with all of the responsibilities and privileges that brings ought to shift our view of how students sit in classrooms, how they engage in learning.

Read her post. It’s well worth your time.

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