ARCHIVED—Putting the Students at the Centre of the Learning
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In order for students to be the focus of classroom activity, it is essential that teachers develop a personal connection with each and every student.
- Recognizing each student as an individual (even recognizing their faces and remembering their names both inside and outside the class) is important to creating a good classroom environment.
- Allowing an opportunity for all students to participate, teaching to their individual skills and level, and challenging them to do their best, addresses their unique needs and boosts their chances of success.
- Ensuring that learners feel comfortable in class makes the school experience more enjoyable and carries over into other aspects of life.
- Being able to teach peers empowers students in their learning.
Entwining their lives with those of their students by making themselves available and devoting time well beyond the regular school day is a hallmark of the Prime Minister's Award recipients.