Getting your students to participate in a lesson can be tricky. Whether you are in a physical classroom, a remote one, or a hybrid setting, all teachers have times when they struggle with getting their students to participate. Sometimes, simply asking your students to be a part of the lesson doesn’t cut it. Check out seven easy ways you can get your students to participate in the lesson you are teaching.
Ask a Question
One of the easiest and quickest ways that you can get your students to participate in a lesson is to ask a question. Asking a question causes the students to pause and think about what you are teaching rather than something else they may think about.
Discussion is where it is at! If you want your students to participate in a lesson, make sure that you are encouraging discussion. This can be a discussion with you, a discussion with a peer, or a discussion with the whole class.
Know Your Students by Name
Knowing your kids by name and addressing them by their name will help them participate in class. It makes them feel a part of something and like they aren’t just blending in with the group.
Play to Your Students' Strengths
Playing to your students’ strengths during a lesson will help them be more comfortable. It helps students feel more confident. So, when you ask them a question, they are less likely to freeze up and are more likely to participate.
Students know when you are being fake and acting. If you don’t act like yourself, they are going to be less likely to engage with you. So instead, be your authentic self.
Play a Game
Who doesn’t love games? Most students have so much fun with them! If you are struggling with getting your students to participate, turning the lesson into a game will make the process easier.