On Sunday, the church congregation was surprised to see a young ten year boy be the liturgist. He said the prayers, introduced the hymns, and read the scripture. The boy had listened to the adults who usually do this and thought he could do it. He did a good job!
It made me think of what duties are only teacher duties in the classroom and what are student only duties. Students can pass out materials, collect material, take attendance, do class review, prepare classroom materials such as handouts or PowerPoints, make quizzes, and assess other students’ work. Students often present information in a way that their classmates can easily understand the information.
If we have students do more in the classroom, we can spend more time on giving small group or one-on-one with students. We have more time for formative feedback. We spend out time not in many managerial things but in helping students to learn.
Let’s give our students more duties so that we can help them more!