Student centered learning is focusing on the needs and interests of the students. Student centered classrooms are harder than a traditional model. The advantage is helping students to truly have a passion for learning. Better relationship building can also be a biproduct.
Student centered learning is an approach to education that puts the student at the center of the learning process. Here are 8 Ways to Have a More Student Centered Classroom
If you are striving for a student centered classroom does your syllabus indicate that this is MY class or OUR class? Are students afraid to deviate from the directions? Do they think they can advocate for their own learning or are restricted to following the directions?
Student centered classrooms require a lot of intentionality. Being flexible. Knowing the students you have and adapting the curriculum to fit their needs. Being willing to accept alternative assessment.
Be more student centered! Alice Keeler shares tips on how to use Google Classroom to be more student centered.