Sunday, March 9, 2014

Students as Teachers!

Have you ever hired a student to teach a lesson?
I have!

Once my students have mastered a skill and feel that they know it well enough to teach it, I hire them to take over. It is priceless! 

They always feel 6 feet tall when they are standing at the white board, marker in hand, trying hard to find the right words to say.

While they are teaching, I sit in their seat, which I love. And my students love. You get a whole new perspective of your classroom and your students.

Here is one of my cuties teaching a lesson on future tense verbs.

And this handsome boy is teaching the class about "Super E!"

The next time your voice needs a rest, hire a student to be the teacher! 
Then, sit back, relax, and enjoy the show!


  1. Love, love, love!!!! My students adore writing on the whiteboard so I'm sure they will go gaga over this!!

  2. Love the idea of hiring a student. They always get so excited to be the teacher!

    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

  3. How adorable are your babies! Such a fun simple idea!! Just made me smile!
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  4. I love it when my students take over and teach...and so do they! It's a great learning experience for everyone! :)

    Teaching in High Heels

  5. Love this! Already thinking of who to hire! ;)

  6. So precious. I love the idea of "hiring" the kids - they'll love it too!

    Buzzing with Ms. B

  7. My students would LOVE to be "hired" for a lesson. So cute! <3

    Teaching Maddeness

  8. LOVE THIS!!! The best way to show complete concept acquisition is if you can teach it! PERFECT POST!

  9. When I have students do this, I let them call me by my first name and I call them Mr. / Miss ____ based on their last name. I raise my hand to ask questions for clarification sometimes, and they think it's so funny to hear their teacher asking a kid for help (even though I'm usually doing it for the benefit of the kids!) Love the photos!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  10. What a fun idea! I've never done that but I now want to try it!

  11. My kids love playing "teacher!" There's something awesome about having "all eyes on you!"

    Mrs. Wheeler's First Grade

    Mrs. Wheeler's TPT

  12. So fun! They LOVE getting to call on each other and say "Class class!" :) Thanks for the tip and reminder!

  13. How fun! I love how you sit in their chair :)
    Mrs. Bremer’s Class

  14. This is one of the funnest things to do. It is also a great way to work up their self-esteem, confidence and give them a chance to share their knowledge with the class. :)

  15. What a great way to engage students in their learning.

  16. What a great way to motivate your students in their learning.


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