Whiteboard & Whiteboard pens? Post its?
What to do:
As students walk into your classroom ask them to write on the board/post it their strongest topic and their weakest topic.
(Clearly define what you mean by strongest/weakest. i.e can they answer an examination question, be able to teach the class, know the key characteristics etc…)
Once the table is complete- pair up students. Students who stated their strongest topic (student A) with a student who wrote that down as their weakest topic (student B).
Student B should then proceed with plugging the gaps in their knowledge by asking questions and finding out more about the topic. Student A will reinforce their learning by teaching the content. This may be done by re-doing an examination question, creating a mind map, making revision notes etc…
Simple and easy way to use students as learning resources.
Complete the table again at the end of the lesson to see progress?
|PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH A LIST OF TOPICS (syllabus) HELPS THEM PICK EFFECTIVELY AND WILL ENSURE THERE IS A DIVERSITY OF TOPICS.|
Create small groups of revision ‘teachers’ / ‘experts’?
This may also highlight to you as a teacher which topics the whole class are struggling with?