15 – The Student Becomes The Teacher – Justin McKibben

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In the first of this batch of hit-n-run quickie interviews from the KOTESOL conference in Seoul at the end of 2016, I spoke to Justin McKibben about how we can expand students roles. By giving students certain speaking tasks the traditional classroom would consider a teacher’s job, we can vastly increase student talk time and give them a broader sense of control in their own classroom.

Justin takes us through some of the techniques we can use in our classrooms to shift away from the traditional teacher-fronted classroom. You can start using these techniques immediately.

 

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2 thoughts on “15 – The Student Becomes The Teacher – Justin McKibben

    Mikey Student said:
    May 22, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    How often would you say that you allow students to teach each other? Do you feel that this is an effective method of teaching and working with ELL students?

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      Masters of TESOL podcast responded:
      May 25, 2017 at 9:45 am

      We say “teach” a lot in the interview, but I think “cooperative learning” is probably a better term for it. Having students check answers and “teach back” ideas can really help them get more active in class. It takes them away from the traditional teacher-fronted classroom. I do something related to these ideas probably every class. It takes a few classes to get them used to it, but after that, it’s just part of the class and they know what to do.

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