Interacting With Students
Indicator 45 - Student Demonstrations of Knowledge or Skills UETS 2c., 3f., 4c., 6c., 6d., 7f.
Effective teachers provide students with opportunities to participate in front of others to share their knowledge or skills through some type of demonstration or oral presentation. By performing skills or relaying information, students become aware of their abilities. Demonstrating knowledge or skills more thoroughly ingrains new concepts into the consciousness of learners, helping them to capture learning. Student demonstrations improve learning because it allows students to practice the new skill in a controlled environment, allowing them to become more confident in the skill.
- After a problem-solving activity, have groups of students present their best solution in a skit to the rest of the class.
- After students have studied a concept in class, have students come up with additional examples to present to the class in a 2-3 minute presentation.
- After students have studied a concept or process for homework, have a student explain the concept/process to other students on the board. Classmates can modify or refine the explanation by also going to the board to elaborate upon the concept/process.
- After students have created a perspective line drawing, have a student share their artwork with the class and explain the concept of vanishing point.
- After teaching the students the correct mechanics for shooting a free throw, have a student demonstrate a free throw for the class.