Student developed activities

11 Jul

I continue to look forward to implementing the Flipped Classroom and incorporating centers in the classroom.  The following is advice from Nooks, Crannies and Corners about how to allow students to develop activities and how to shift responsibility to learners.  I am looking forward to developing center activities, I have lots of ideas.  If you use centers, I would love to hear what works for you.  Please also share any activities that you do that would be great in centers.

Steps to Students Developing Activities:

1. Teach students to plan:

a) Make a short list of the kinds of decisions your students are capable of making right now (attendance, # of students per center, arranging materials).
b) Make a list of responsibilities that can be absorbed more gradually and how they can be accomplished.


-Dependable student “checker at each center.
-Students individually record progress

Appoint a committee
-Each student gives an item (suggestion, question, picture, etc.)
-Committee organizes information, materials and evaluative measures.

1. Keep record of daily progress

2. Setting up one center

3. Choosing student guide or resource for center

-Teachers determines duties of guide & criteria to choose guide
-Students decide how to select guide






I am not positive about what a student guide does…  Any ideas?

Considerations for shifting responsibility to learners:

A) Decide what decisions students can make now.

B) Assign responsibilities gradually

C) What do you want students to do in an ideal situation.

That is what I have to share about student responsibilities from the book.
I picture that
there will be a need for peer tutoring.  I am looking into the Flipped Mastery concept from Flip Your Classroom.  I am not to that chapter yet but am assuming that peer tutoring could be involved.
The record keeping process in a center based classroom intrigues me.  It will be the focus of my next blog.

As usual, let me know what you think, share any ideas you have.

Gracias, Penny


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