Creating a Student-Centered Judaic Studies Classroom
About the Course
Who is at the center of your teaching: you - the teacher, or your students? When you enter the classroom, do you focus on what you’re planning to teach, or what your students are going to learn? (They’re not the same.) By shifting our focus, we can transform our classroom and ensure that all of our students are on a successful learning journey.
Teachers in this course will learn the purpose and benefits of a student-centered learning approach and how to plan and implement lessons using student-centered strategies. Teachers will learn techniques to shift the responsibility of work from the teacher and empower students. Teachers will become facilitators of learning while students navigate their learning journey. This will occur by learning and implementing the four principles of student-centered learning: student voice and choice, competency-based progression, and continuous monitoring of student needs. These four ideas will be embedded into the topics learned each week.