Hi you ollz….haha..kinda miss writing here..why? haha..let it be a secret…:p anyway…so this week’s entry would be on—–à 7 POSSIBLE ITEMS which will ensure an effective student-centered, personalized learning, and higher order thinking lesson.
So lets cut this thing short and go straight away to the main purpose of this entry…hahaha :p
1) Teacher works ONLY as a facilitator and provide help ONLY when it is needed.
So as we all know, when we talk about student- centered activity and classroom, it’s also always about teacher being the facilitator. Teacher will give work to the students and leave it up to the students on how they wish to carry out and do the task. The teacher will only walk around the class and supply guidance and help only in certain needed situations. As the teacher only gives guidance, it helps the students feel the sense of trust that the teacher indirectly supplies to them as they could feel free to explore the learning on their own.
2) Applying the Cooperative learning approach.
Cooperative learning is a successful teaching strategy in which small teams, each with students of different levels of ability, use a variety of learning activities to improve their understanding of a subject. Each member of a team is responsible not only for learning what is taught but also for helping teammates learn, thus creating an atmosphere of achievement. Students work through the assignments and the task given until all group members successfully understand and complete it. Through applying this approach, students will also have a sense of achievement as they successfully complete the task together as a team.
3) Using Fun Learning approach.
In order to create a fun learning environment, teachers must be very creative in creating and planning fun and interesting lesson plans. The activities must be fun and interactive enough as it does not only stimulate activate participation of the students, but at the same time must also be able to lower the students’ affective filter. It is VERY crucial for the teachers to create a learning environment that puts the students at ease and feel free to express themselves as it is proven that when the students’ affective filter is low, it will result in making the students learn better as well as also encouraging active participation within the students and thus stimulate personalized learning.
4) Verifying the teaching aids.
Verifying teaching aids is another way of stimulating effective higher order thinking skills. Teacher could use a wide range of teaching aids and teaching tool as well as integrate the use of ICT tools in the classroom. Teaching aids play a very big role in assuring an effective teaching and learning session with the students. When the students love the teaching aids used by the teacher during the lesson, magically, believe me.—-à the students will talk and respond better. The students will seem to be eager to learn and also give a lot of respond and idea when the teacher asks questions or also as for their opinion.
5) Using Games in the classroom.
Using games is definitely one of the best ways to stimulate personalized learning. Online games are one of the options teachers could use in the classroom. While having fun, students are actually developing and building their own knowledge towards the subject indirectly thought in the game they are playing. Students will also be motivated to excel and do their best in what they are doing and thus the personalized and students centered target is achieved.
6) Create a question and answer session that needs the students to answer them subjectively.
When it comes to subjective questions, students are required to not only give the answer to the question but at the same time must be able to explain and identify why they answer in such a way. Thus, through this approach, the students will be more active and more talking will be involved. Students will have to think harder and more effectively and become active learners. Through the answers given by the students, the teacher could then be a stimulator where the teacher could then continue to post other related question which will then encourage them to think and delve deeper into the topic being asked and thus, at the same time, while students personalized their own learning; they are also at the same time sharpening their creative thinking and higher order thinking.
7) Using portfolio as an assessment technique.
Portfolios can be used as an authentic assessment tool in the classroom, or as a method to showcase students’ accomplishments. This collection of work, task sheets and resources will help r students build portfolios to demonstrate what they’ve learned so that teachers can monitor their progress with fewer tests. Besides collecting their task sheets and work, the teacher could also record answer and the discussions made by the students in the classroom and then maybe later on play it back to them to recall back and stimulate better learning.
Well3.. I think that’s ll for now..getting rather sleepy already…nite peeps (kantoi wat entry lewat) :p adiows..