The Teaching Cycle

Last Friday, we had a very special art lesson led by a Grade 3 student at the school. Today, my students had a chance to complete their drawings. Just as the class was about to get started, I realized that one student was away last week when we had our art lesson. I brought up my blog post and showed him the Livescribe Pen drawings, and then gave him a paper to get started.

That’s when something incredible happened. One of my Grade 2 students, left her drawing on the floor, went over to the SMART Board, and started taking this Grade 1 student through the drawing process. She went step-by-step. She watched what he was doing after each instruction, and provided support when needed. She encouraged him to be creative. She was the teacher.

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Teaching The Art Lesson And The Results

Nobody asked her to do this, but she saw an opportunity to help another student, and she did. Last week, a student taught her something new, and today, she taught another student something new too. Behold the power of the teaching cycle. I wonder what will happen next.

Have you ever had an experience like this before? What happened? I would love to hear your stories too!


2 thoughts on “The Teaching Cycle

  1. Now that is real learning when the learner becomes the teacher, it is also great to see a blog becoming a learning resource for the students.
    Funny enough I had many of my own students tutoring each other in maths and ICT skills this week as they created animations. It was very rewarding to observe.

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