Student-Led Teacher Training

Student-led teacher training: Students facilitate professional development for teachers including (but not limited to) service learning, diversity and using technology in the classroom. Students’ teaching is evaluated by teachers and administrators in attendance, and guided by supporting adults.

At Vashon Island School District in Washington, high school students from an alternative school taught teachers in the local, rural district about service learning. Returning from several state-wide professional developments they were encouraged to attend, these students contributed greatly to the teachers’ learning about the topic. In a small city school district in Massachusetts, students led a complex process to help teachers become more effective. After conducting voluntary evaluations of their classes, students provided coaching and training opportunities for teachers to become more effective in their classrooms.

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Published by Adam F. C. Fletcher

Adam is the founding director of SoundOut. An author, speaker and consultant, he has worked with K-12 schools, districts, nonprofits and others for more than 15 years. Learn more about him at

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