Resources: 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?
Create small groups of revision ‘teachers’ / ‘experts’?
This may also highlight to you as a teacher which topics the whole class are struggling with?
|PROVIDING STUDENTS WITH A LIST OF TOPICS (syllabus) HELPS THEM PICK EFFECTIVELY AND WILL ENSURE THERE IS A DIVERSITY OF TOPICS.|