Shifting Classroom Ownership to Students

Weasme, Jerie; Woods, Amelia Mays
November 2000
Middle School Journal;Nov2000, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p15
Academic Journal
The article discusses students contribution to balance with the teacher and subject matter in middle school classrooms. Teachers who authorize students to set parameters need to have an intense awareness of the total learning goals which include the establishing of objectives, monitoring activities and evaluating effectiveness. The attitude of middle school students changes in an instant from childish to adulthood. Teachers need to review classroom practices and provide guidance and support in order to authorize middle school students. Furthermore, teachers need to acknowledge students as decision makers and invite them to prepare their abilities to cooperate on learning tasks to develop and keep an effective student-centered classroom.


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