Adult education instructors Pat Marshall and Elizabeth Dinkins give learners several out-of-seat activities to illustrate and practice the concepts in the day’s lesson.
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"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin could easily have been referring to the adult education classroom when he penned these words.
Involving learners in lessons increases the potential for learning. Many learners in the adult education classroom are kinesthetic learners. They learn best by getting out of their seats and participating in the lesson.
The activities you create to complement your lessons do not need to be complicated, but it is helpful to have a variety. Differentiation of activities engages learners of various types, backgrounds, and skill levels, giving everyone the chance to participate in the classroom according to his or her own comfort level.
Differentiation also provides a level of choice in education, so allow your learners to choose one or two activities that appeal to them. Give them the option of working in teams and provide detailed instructions for each step of each activity so they know what is expected of them. Be sure to participate yourself, and have fun!
Academic standards correlations on Teachers' Domain use the Achievement Standards Network (ASN) database of state and national standards, provided to NSDL projects courtesy of JES & Co.
We assign reference terms to each statement within a standards document and to each media resource, and correlations are based upon matches of these terms for a given grade band. If a particular standards document of interest to you is not displayed yet, it most likely has not yet been processed by ASN or by Teachers' Domain. We will be adding social studies and arts correlations over the coming year, and also will be increasing the specificity of alignment.