- Model behaviors and attitudes that promote learning:
Talk about your own learning. Be an inquirer. Make your thinking process explicit. Be an active participant in the learning community.
- Don’t make all the decisions:
Allow choice. Encourage students to make decisions about how they learn best. Create opportunities for them to pursue their own interests and practise skills in a variety of ways.
- Talk less:
Minimise standing out in the middle of the m and lecturing. Arrange the seats so that students can communicate, think together, share ideas by discussing and collaborating.
- Don’t play guess what’s in my head:
Ask open ended questions with plenty of possible answers, accept all responses equally.
- Ask for feed back :
Get your students to write down what they learn, whether they enjoyed a particular learning experience , what helped them learning, what hindered their learningand what might help them next time.
- Test less:
Track student’s development over time .Provide opportunities for applying learning in a variety of ways.
- Encourage goal setting and reflection:
Help students to define goals for their learning . Provide opportunities for on-going self-evaluation and reflection. Provide constructive, specific feed back.
Mrs. Mona Althuwaini
English Department- PAAET