The one thing I like to do in my classes is bring something I may not know a lot about and teach it to the class, when I do this it helps me learn more about what the topic was. I enjoy learning this way, hands on for me it the best.
What great information, enjoyed the course
I too feel the same way, I grew up in a home where my father was a high school teacher so I thought I knew a lot, but when I stared teaching adults I knew I would need to take refreser courses, and I have learned a lot with this course and look forward to bring to light more into my classroom
I have also been teaching Medical Terminology for about the same amount of time. I love these ideas and will be trying a few next term
I too wil pair an outgoing student with another who may not be as outgoing and not willing to speak up and I try and make sure the outgoing student does not take over but allows the "shy" student to be the one who gives the answeres from the activitiy and to be the one who is in "charge" of the group. This seems to bring out the willingness in the "shy" student and helps them learn as well
this is a hard one, for I too have a few students who talk in a low volume, what I try and do is get a little closer to where I can hear and will repeat what they have said to make sure I am hearing clearly hope this helps
Reply to shantana robinson's post: thank you so much, today I did this and it really work it is bringing some students out of their comfort zone but everyone seemed to be enjoying the little change
quick question: how do some of you all control the classroom when you see some students want you to go faster with the information then you have ones that are not understanding and you need to slow down what you are presenting. and then you have a student that wants to take over/ would llove to hear some tips and ideas as to how you are able to get the class back on the learning track and making sure everyone understands
I so agree with this, as I lecture I can watch their faces and body language to know if I may need to change how things are going and make those changes if needed
I personally try to make general statements like " there maybe a lot of information we have and if you have any comments or questions lets wait until we get through the lecture and then open for discussion" but there are those time we may have to pull that student aside after class and just have a one on one conversation with them about allowing others to provide information
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