Author: Adrian Tennant | Published on 1 February 2024
Question: Why should learners be involved in managing the lesson?
Answer: To give them more responsibility and make the lesson more learner-centred.
In many classrooms the teacher does many of the tasks. But why? Even with the youngest learners it’s easy to involve them in managing the lesson.
- clean the board
- write up the day and date on the board
- take the register
- collect in / return homework
- keep the time for activities
and lots of other routine tasks.
When you involve learners in these types of tasks, they often gain a feeling of responsibility.
Make sure you don’t always get the same learners to do the same tasks. Try and rotate tasks and make sure that all learners get a turn.
How will you involve your learners in managing the lesson?