To Teach is to Learn Twice
Welcome back to Creating Engaging Online Lectures, our series on, well, doing just that! This week’s big new idea, each one teach one. This lecture idea has your students become the teacher by teaching concepts to their fellow classmates and evaluating whether or not others have learned. This lecture will engage your students, get them interacting, and even teach them that teaching isn’t as easy as they might think, all while reinforcing the concepts for themselves and their fellow learners. Check it out below. If you missed our last installments, you can check them out here: Cynical Comments and Essence.
Each One Teach One
Basic Idea: Participants are responsible for teaching concepts to each other and for evaluating whether or not others have learned.
Application: This activity works well for topics that can be expressed in precise terms and for reading assignments where students read different materials (jigsaw).
- Prepare 2 groups of students on 2 different topics and craft a question with a precise answer for each topic. Share Topic 1 with Group 1 and Topic 2 with Group 2 before class so they can be prepared to teach it.
- Participants are in four groups and then do a round robin of teaching
- Round 1
- Group 1: Teaches Topic 1 to Group 3
- Group 2: Teaches Topic 2 to Group 4
- Group 3: Learns Topic 1 from Group 1
- Group 4: Learns Topic 2 from Group 2
- Round 2
- Group 1: Learns Topic 2 from Group 4
- Group 2: Learns Topic 1 from Group 3
- Group 3: Teaches Topic 1 to Group 2
- Group 4: Teaches Topic 2 to Group 1
- Round 3
All convene and the questions about each topic are posed. Only those who were learners of a topic should answer, and those who were teachers offer feedback on the answers. All reflect on whether or not they conveyed the messages they intended after listening to the answers.
This engaging lecture idea is part of a series created by the Thiagi Group.