Students as Teachers

By Jessi Almstead, First Grade Teacher
First graders and I are learning from each other in L10! So far this year, students have taught the community:
  • How to hold a violin
  • How to make a family book
  • How to make a Jamaican flag
  • How to use Spy Gear 
  • Who Ninjago is
Special Shares are perfect opportunities for students to empower themselves by taking on a teacher role, and to practice public speaking skills. For the classroom community, these are treasured moments when we get to know each other in meaningful ways.

This week, a group of students participated in an introduction to playing cello, led by one of their peers. Novice students practiced active listening while their student-teacher guided them step by step. 

We look forward to the many lessons we will learn from the teacher in each of us!