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Teaching Tip

From the Teacher’s Aide Newsletter

2011 August

Encourage Student Involvement with Class

Encourage student involvement by having them start a class. This could be a short presentation on how the material in the previous class relates to the current class, a review of the material that was covered in the previous class, or a highlight of the reading assignments. You could expand this to a longer presentation (15-20 minutes) on a specific topic.

This last example can work well when a student needs to make up missed classes. A side benefit of a student leading a class section is an increase in public speaking abilities and confidence.