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Student Centered classroom

PD, TAPA, Jan. 31

joy grabiner

on 28 January 2013

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Jan. 31, 2013, PD
"Put simply, student-centered instruction is when the planning, teaching, and assessment revolve around the needs and abilities of the students (Brown, 2008, p. 1)." (IowaCore, p. 1 & 2)
Student Centered Components Student Centered Components Academy of Art University. http://faculty.academyart.edu/resource/PlanningClass2.html
IowaCore. http://www.aea11.k12.ia.us/educators/ICC/documents/2011_Summer/student/classroom_brief.pdf
Linguafolio Network. http://lfonetwork.uoregon.edu/educators/learner-centered-classrooms/

What is a student centered classroom?
What does this look like?
What are the goals of a student centered classroom compared to a teacher centered classroom? Teachers understand students' background and prepare plans with their needs in mind
Teachers use background knowledge to create different learning scenarios where students can make connections
Teachers are facilitators of learning instead of instructors
Teachers help students learn by helping them develop strategies, encourage them to think, reflect and evaluate themselves.
Students are involved in their learning
Students use background learning to help acquire new knowledge
Activities are tailored to students
Collaborative activities
Teacher talk 30% of classroom time, 70% student focused activities References Student Centered Teaching What does this teacher do that is student centered?
How does she start the classroom?
What type of questions does she ask?
What else did you notice? Activities
Peer assessment
Learner logs/goals
Discussion groups

Apply it! Is your classroom student focused?
What are you doing that is? What are you doing that isn't student focused?
What areas do you need to improve in?
What activities can you share? Review How are student centered classrooms different from a teacher centered classrooms?
What are student centered activities?
Why do you think having a student centered classroom so important?

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