Teaching A Student Centered Environment

1220 WordsMay 21, 20175 Pages
Students need to be the priority when it comes to student-centered environments. In today 's classroom it is no longer the teacher instilling one way to solve the math problem into the students. It is the students working cooperatively with the teacher and their classmates to find their own way to solve the math problem. If they can solve a math problem in a way that is unique to the teacher or their classmates and still gets the correct answer that is student-centered learning. There are many steps that need to be taken when creating and teaching a student-centered environment in the classroom. The three main steps are the environment of the classroom, teaching in a way that is student-centered, and assessing students. While these might…show more content…
What I mean by that is that in a round-table there are going to be some students who are not facing the same direction. These students should have the same amount of opportunity to view the teaching and the instruction as any of the other students. The second step for creating a student-centered mint is teaching. In this paper, I am going to be specifically talking about teaching math. It is important that teaching be done in a way that is relational. This means that the children are answering the questions their own way and in a way that makes sense to them specifically. In the book teaching students entered mathematics Walle states that " They develop their understanding of mathematics because they are at the center of explaining, providing evidence or justification, finding or creating examples, generalizing, analyzing, making predictions, applying concepts, representing ideas in differ­ ent ways, and articulating connections or relationships between the given topic and other ideas."(Van de Walle, Lovin, Karp, Bay-Williams, 2014, pg. 6). Method of teaching is very important when teaching mathematics to children."With facilitative methods, the teacher might use investigations and inquiry, cooperative learning, discussion, and questions that are more open‐ended." (Van de Walle, Lovin, Karp, Bay-Williams, 2014, pg. 10). This is important because through cooperative learning the children can see other peers ideas. They got to observe different
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