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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Students as Teachers!


Here we go again!
Another round of useful classroom ideas!

Have you ever hired a student to teach a lesson?
I have!

Once my students have mastered a skill and feel that they know it well enough to teach it, I hire them to take over. It is priceless! 

They always feel 6 feet tall when they are standing at the white board, marker in hand, trying hard to find the right words to say.

While they are teaching, I sit in their seat, which I love. And my students love. You get a whole new perspective of your classroom and your students.

Here is one of my cuties teaching a lesson on future tense verbs.


And this handsome boy is teaching the class about "Super E!"


The next time your voice needs a rest, hire a student to be the teacher! 
Then, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!

Ready for more great ideas?
Head on over to Krystal's blog.
She is going to talk about a very useful classroom behavior incentive.
Good Enough Teacher
You can also visit the link-up below and choose a topic that interests you. There are lots and lots of great ideas! Happy reading!

17 comments:

  1. Love, love, love!!!! My students adore writing on the whiteboard so I'm sure they will go gaga over this!!

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  2. Love the idea of hiring a student. They always get so excited to be the teacher!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

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  3. How adorable are your babies! Such a fun simple idea!! Just made me smile!
    XO
    Laura
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

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  4. I love it when my students take over and teach...and so do they! It's a great learning experience for everyone! :)

    Gladys
    Teaching in High Heels

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  5. Love this! Already thinking of who to hire! ;)

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  6. So precious. I love the idea of "hiring" the kids - they'll love it too!

    Buzzing with Ms. B

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  7. My students would LOVE to be "hired" for a lesson. So cute! <3

    Amanda
    Teaching Maddeness

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  8. LOVE THIS!!! The best way to show complete concept acquisition is if you can teach it! PERFECT POST!

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  9. When I have students do this, I let them call me by my first name and I call them Mr. / Miss ____ based on their last name. I raise my hand to ask questions for clarification sometimes, and they think it's so funny to hear their teacher asking a kid for help (even though I'm usually doing it for the benefit of the kids!) Love the photos!

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  10. What a fun idea! I've never done that but I now want to try it!

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  11. My kids love playing "teacher!" There's something awesome about having "all eyes on you!"

    Megan
    Mrs. Wheeler's First Grade

    Mrs. Wheeler's TPT

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  12. So fun! They LOVE getting to call on each other and say "Class class!" :) Thanks for the tip and reminder!

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  13. How fun! I love how you sit in their chair :)
    Anita
    Mrs. Bremer’s Class

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  14. This is one of the funnest things to do. It is also a great way to work up their self-esteem, confidence and give them a chance to share their knowledge with the class. :)

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  15. What a great way to motivate your students in their learning.

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