Engaging students as teachers can be challenging, especially when educators are already overworked and under-resourced. Following are some reflection questions developed by Anastacia Brie and Grace O’Keeffe of the Hudson High School of Learning Technologies in New York City, New York.
- What responsibilities do you hand over to students?
- How do you monitor the student’s achievements when they are teaching?
- When can teachers foster students taking responsibility for teaching?
- In what context are students going to be effective teachers?
- What are the benefits and challenges?
- Do students as teachers approaches have wide-spread applications across the curriculum?
- How can these approaches be adapted to fit teachers and students schedules?
- How do we measure the success of students as teachers in the data-driven environment of education?
- In heterogeneous groups, can students who aren’t from the same group be effective teachers?
- How can we extend successful teaching by students across the classroom?
- Can engaging students as teachers affect classroom teaching in general?