Author: Deb Avery | Published on 1 July 2022
Question: How can you encourage your learners to make decisions in the classroom?
Answer: By letting them say what they think about their leaning.
It is important to allow space for learners’ voices to be heard.
They need to
- make connections between learning and their own experiences
- express these feelings in a space where they feel safe
This helps learners to
- take responsibility for classroom management
- help make decisions about behaviour, routines and values
- develop social skills like empathy, respect, and support for others’ learning
- develop co-operative and peer-learning skills and work successfully in groups
You can encourage learners by:
- providing more time for discussion
- allowing learners to make suggestions about class activities and rules
- scheduling regular group work
- encouraging creative expression through writing, creative and performing arts
- creating an atmosphere of trust in your classroom
- being approachable
How will you allow your learners’ voices to be heard?