How can teachers create student-centered classrooms? The answer is to focus on student engagement. If students are engaged, they will learn more and be less likely to misbehave in class. Engaging the student is not a one-size-fits-all solution; it requires creativity and effort from both the teacher and student. In this article, we discuss three steps that will help you engage your students!
Involve Students in Their Learning
Involving students in their learning and teaching them how to be good learners. The teacher should help students find personal meaning for material, connect concepts, and recognize that there are various ways of solving problems (no one correct answer).
No student wants to feel like they are being ignored. Providing feedback and monitoring student progress helps teach students that they can impact their learning process, improve upon mistakes, and teach responsibility for one’s work.
Build Relationships With Your Students
Student-teacher relationships are essential because student motivation is often dependent on the relationship they have with their teacher. When students feel connected and valued, it provides a sense of ownership for themselves and the work they produce. An individualized understanding of student needs is vital to creating student-centered classrooms where everyone has access to learning opportunities.
A student centered classroom is good because students feel more comfortable and that they can grow as students.