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Kris Stutchbury Post 1

4 February 2021, 3:50 PM

Activity 3.3: Involving All in action

What evidence did you see in the video that the teacher was 'involving all'? 

Chinmay Shah Post 2 in reply to 1

16 February 2021, 9:03 PM

1. asking all students

2. asking them to do group work

3. asking them to share their thought 

Oluwafunmilayo Olalusi Post 3 in reply to 2

23 February 2021, 1:49 PM


The teacher in the Secondary English class also make students to exchange roles

FLORENCE KISIRKOI Post 11 in reply to 3

28 February 2021, 7:51 PM

You are right Shah and Olalusi. Did you also see that the  English teacher also allowed a student to respond to a question in mother tongue and the teacher acknowledged the answer was correct, building the student's self esteem and involving the student despite his difficulty to use English? Furthermore the student was physically handicapped

Raliat Azeez Post 20 in reply to 11

1 March 2021, 5:49 PM

I saw that and that is a very good form building a students self esteem.

FLORENCE KISIRKOI Post 48 in reply to 20

19 March 2021, 9:35 PM

Did you also notice that The teacher is perseverance. It is unbelievable how he manages to get strength to successfully keep the two classes engaged, work together, help one another, collaboratively, making each kid work happily and teach two classes. He sets different tasks. What else do you observe.

Merlin Pierre-Holder Post 65 in reply to 48

13 July 2021, 6:28 AM

I observed that all the children were happy , showed interest and were willing to [articipate .

PHENNY Oketch Post 29 in reply to 11

5 March 2021, 3:37 AM

I saw that and this made the student feel to feel happy and included in the lesson. Further more he was allowed to sit in front in the classroom. 

Rose Nyambura Post 36 in reply to 11

10 March 2021, 12:44 AM

Infact as long as the teacher understands the language of the student, the teacher should allow freedom to ask and answer questions in native language especially the ones with different learning challenges. The teacher can then interprete for the rest. This makes learners not to be afraid to participate and eventually they may catch up with the rest

Mona Ramos Post 59 in reply to 3

30 April 2021, 6:25 AM

3.3. Involving All in Action

Exchanging role is good because they will know that the teacher is trying to give everyone a chance for different role and this in turn boost their self esteem.

Oluwaseyi Agunbiade Post 4 in reply to 1

24 February 2021, 1:17 PM

Both English and Mathematics teaching were interactive in spite of the large class and sitting condition. The teachers were able to engage the students who equally participated well.

David Ngatia Post 15 in reply to 4

1 March 2021, 3:00 PM

Very true Oluwaseyi. Hope you noticed too the teacher's ability to seamlessly juggle activities from one grade to another.

Raliat Azeez Post 19 in reply to 4

1 March 2021, 5:48 PM
Very true, despite the large class and lack of tables and chairs in the class. They were able to carry all learners along.

Maryam Adamu Post 27 in reply to 4

4 March 2021, 2:58 PM
Very true. Quite interesting how the teacher juggled between one activity to the other and from one class to the other. 

Rose Nyambura Post 37 in reply to 27

10 March 2021, 12:46 AM

Tiring too but the teacher was very passionate all through

PHENNY Oketch Post 30 in reply to 4

5 March 2021, 3:44 AM

Very true Oluwaseyi, the teacher was able to engage all students  with the elderly students being given an opportunity to assist the younger students whenever an activity is given. 

Merlin Pierre-Holder Post 66 in reply to 4

13 July 2021, 6:32 AM

I oberved that, it shows that despite our challenges in our classroom everyone can do something to have a positive empact on the lives of the children in our care and we have to stop malking up excuses why we cannot. 

KATRICIA Moses Post 5 in reply to 1

24 February 2021, 9:20 PM

Lower Primary Math Lesson .

I saw students working in groups, using whole language for the lower grades, use of popsicle stick to count to five then encouraged them to count to five on their fingers,  collaboration, break up activities to achieve a task, payed attention to all students starting with the  weak to strong students. If weaker ones didn't understand he would reteach

David Ngatia Post 13 in reply to 5

1 March 2021, 12:58 PM

Quite correct Moses, the teacher  also used simple language and sometimes learners' mother tongue to make them understand the mathematics concept.

FLORENCE Kamonjo Post 23 in reply to 5

1 March 2021, 6:41 PM Edited by the author on 1 March 2021, 6:43 PM

Goo observation Moses. But how often are teachers concerned about the weak students under normal circumstances?

Rose Nyambura Post 38 in reply to 23

10 March 2021, 12:52 AM

Good question Florence, most teachers focus on those who get good grades. By the time we are through with this course, perceptions will have changed for the better and pay attention to all our learners. I will particularly identify and work with those suffering from ADHD.

Sefinat Omuya Post 6 in reply to 1

24 February 2021, 11:56 PM

In the video on secondary English class, it showed that the teacher involved all the students by regularly checking their understanding. the teacher also ensured that they exchanged notes and asked all of them to make contributions to a question asked.

Ignatius Dambudzo Post 42 in reply to 6

13 March 2021, 1:44 PM

Brainstorming was used to involve all the learners. Introduction of a class magazine ensured everyone contributed an article to it hence all involved. Teacher always checked on learners' understanding of work covered thereby involving all.

David Ngatia Post 7 in reply to 1

25 February 2021, 2:44 PM
-He taught across all grades giving tasks appropriate for each level
- He used different learners' dialects to teach making all learners to feel included

Bilkisu Aminu Post 8 in reply to 1

26 February 2021, 3:20 PM

Group work

Exchange of learning roles

Use of local language

Use of learning tools  for the primary school students

Checking the students' note books

Kéké  Kossi Agbogan

Kossi Agbogan Post 9 in reply to 1

26 February 2021, 11:11 PM

LCE and IE are intrinsically linked and prompt the teacher use many languages at time s=during his classes though he may not be able to speak all them in the beginning. the teacher uses some students for translation sometimes; I like the strategy to adresse the issue of multilanguage in some countries.  

David Ngatia Post 17 in reply to 9

1 March 2021, 3:26 PM

On point Kossi. Learner Centered Education is intertwined with Inclusive Education. The learner's needs should be at the center of every teaching and  all learners despite their diverse abilities should be involved.

Kris Stutchbury Post 25 in reply to 9

3 March 2021, 10:25 PM

I think this is a really good point - others have raised it as well. A common misconception is that if children have got to learn how to learn in English, or French then you should only speak English or French in the classroom. In fact, by switching between languages, the teacher can teach the lesson content, but also support language learning. 

Ignatius Dambudzo Post 43 in reply to 25

13 March 2021, 1:47 PM

Language use

I agree with the use of the local language from time to time. It clarifies concepts and adds confidence or self-esteem for students who may feel completely out of place in the learning atmosphere.

Patricia Ramnarine Post 55 in reply to 25

27 April 2021, 6:42 PM

I totally agree with this point. In addition, those students who may not quite understand the instructions given in the foreign language will get a better understanding when the same instructions are given in the mother tongue.

Maryam Adamu Post 26 in reply to 9

4 March 2021, 2:55 PM
Yes very true. I agree with you on this.

HENDERSON Ngwira Post 10 in reply to 1

27 February 2021, 4:42 PM

Activity 3.3 Involving all

The teacher Primary classes involved all learners in letting them work in groups. He also made sure that all grades are attended to even tough was alone. He is really talented.

David Ngatia Post 16 in reply to 10

1 March 2021, 3:09 PM

I agree with you Henderson that the teacher looks apparently talented and I'm wondering whether an ordinary teacher in a similar class set-up can be able to use similar strategies in teaching a lesson. What's your view?

Cathrine Anyango Osaso Post 12 in reply to 1

1 March 2021, 4:07 AM

Involving All in action

The teacher encouraged group work so that strong children can help weak children this helps in creating positive atmosphere.

The teacher uses home language to lower class children then combine with the language used at school.

The teacher checks on the children understanding by asking them questions and encourages children who are struggling.

He also pays attention to the weak children and work very close with them. 

David Ngatia Post 14 in reply to 12

1 March 2021, 2:55 PM

This is good observation Cathrine.

Which strategies do you think you could borrow and apply in your lessons?

Raliat Azeez Post 18 in reply to 1

1 March 2021, 5:41 PM

Working in groups

Asking questions

Using objects to teach them calculations

Using home language for the younger students.

FLORENCE Kamonjo Post 22 in reply to 18

1 March 2021, 6:32 PM

Oh yes Azeez. Even using the local or home language where every learner could understand is a way of including all. 

FLORENCE Kamonjo Post 21 in reply to 1

1 March 2021, 6:30 PM

Signs of involvement

All learners including the one without arms were busy doing something; either reading or writing or discussing.

Matthew Nasilele Post 24 in reply to 21

2 March 2021, 1:07 PM

The teacher was very active and really absorbed in the teaching.  This shows that they were enjoying what they were teaching. The teacher was equally innovative because could use the local materials available as teaching aid. Teacher also encouraged group work and learners were able to participate in their local languages.  Teacher made sure that learners work is checked and that the weaker learners were helped and also encouraged to learn.  Teacher also started by brainstorming to see how much the learners knew the new topic.

Sammy Mutisya Post 41 in reply to 24

13 March 2021, 8:53 AM

Sure, the teacher aroused and sustained learners interest from the start to the end. All learners were motivated to learn and teacher managed to involve all of them to the end.

Patricia Ramnarine Post 54 in reply to 21

27 April 2021, 6:37 PM

Indeed. Every child was engaged in the lesson.

Maryam Adamu Post 28 in reply to 1

4 March 2021, 3:05 PM

- group work

-exchange of roles

- asking questions

- monitoring the students involvement

- carrying all students along by taking into consideration their differences

PHENNY Oketch Post 31 in reply to 1

5 March 2021, 3:55 AM

The students were given opportunity to work in groups and exchange learning roles. The teacher regularly checked the understanding of the the students by going round the class checking if they followed instructions.  Students were also allowed to share their thoughts and ideas.  

Marinda Neethling Post 32 in reply to 31

7 March 2021, 7:06 PM

Involving all

Code switching caught my eye since many children are not educated in their mother tongue this points to flexibility of the teaching and learning and building a learner's self esteem. The teacher used simple language and the learners could understand. The teacher made an effort for all learners to understand and the teaching across all grades and giving activities appropriate for each level. 

To be able to involve all - a teacher needs to be well prepared.

David Ngatia Post 44 in reply to 32

15 March 2021, 10:22 AM

Good observation Marinda. I had not noticed the Code Switching.  I have gone through the video again and have just seen it. Thank you.

Cathrine Anyango Osaso Post 33 in reply to 1

8 March 2021, 4:13 AM

Activity 3.3

The teacher was using home language with the small children as he introduces them to school language slowly by slowly.

He was encouraging children to work in groups and assigning big children to help small children in the group.

He was also going round to check on the work and assisting the children who are struggling.

The use of questions was also done to check on childrens listening skills.

Sammy Mutisya Post 40 in reply to 33

13 March 2021, 8:50 AM

Good observation Catherine. The teacher did formative checks and reinforced positive behavior.

Ngozi Nwosu Post 34 in reply to 1

8 March 2021, 9:05 AM

The teacher was able to engage learners in both English and Mathematics and the participation was good. Lessons was interactive, large class size notwithstanding.

Benedicta Tabot Post 51 in reply to 34

5 April 2021, 4:56 PM

It's true Ngozi that learning was interactive despite the individual differences among the students 

Mele Aleamotu'a Post 35 in reply to 1

9 March 2021, 9:27 AM

I watched the the lower primary maths lesson by the multi grade  teacher .I saw evidence of involving all during his multi grade teaching as follows;

He assigned the 90 students into 2 big groups. First group was his class 1 & 2 and Second group was class 3,4 & 5.

In his first group he used 2 different languages to teach his class ,their home language .This reflects his observant, flexibility and creating self esteem. By doing this he was able to develop good communication and engagement of the students and him as a teacher. He admits he learns from the older children the meaning of words he was confused ,so when the the younger children use it again he already understands. Just been sensitive to the home language these young children are confident in and using it to communicate more effectively in class with his children.

I would apply his group work ,questioning skills and usage of our home language like here in the kingdom of Tonga I will fully support using our mother tongue Tongan in class 1 &2 because that is our Language policy and then English is introduced in class 3 but orally. 

The  use of their fingers and the ice block sticks - local material and real to the children as their counters .He used what was  available to use for their adding and counting. He encouraged group work in both groups. He encouraged the older ones to help the younger ones .Giving group work to the second group allowed him to attend the first group. The teacher moved from one group to the another after explaining and giving work in a timely manner. He encouraged a weaker student  to work along a stronger student.

He gave follow up task to make sure the students knew what they where learning. He checked worked with the students before giving another task. He revised fractions with his second group before giving out the new task. He asked questions and clearly explained tasks. He made sure he started with weakness of the students that were struggling and explained before he continued on any task .

He made sure no one was left out by encouraging working together and helping each other. Just watching the video clip the children where very much engaging and enjoying the lesson although they were in a small room. He created a positive atmosphere in the classroom. His lessons where build on prior knowledge and understanding.    

The children were very much feeling of personal involvement and help keep them interested  through their group collaboration. The teacher showed respect to his children through the words and how he delivered the lesson and wanting to learn the home language of the first group -class 1 & 2 before they gradually learn the school language 

David Ngatia Post 45 in reply to 35

15 March 2021, 10:26 AM

Yeah! That's true Mele. The level of learner involvement was quite personalized and one could easily see the excitement and eagerness of learners in the lesson. The lesson was lively despite the large numbers.

Jenna-Louise Barkley Post 64 in reply to 45

6 July 2021, 12:06 AM

Yes I too agree with this. He was able to have children excited and learning despite the large numbers and ensured that all learners stayed on task-  younger/weaker ones being helped by more capable peers; those who were older and stronger always had a task even though they were finished as they either helped others and were doing follow-up tasks to check their own learning.

The fact that he learned from the children as well to better communicate with those he did not understand at first was commendable as it showed respect for his students and I am sure helped raise the self-esteem of those he asked for help.

Sammy Mutisya Post 39 in reply to 1

13 March 2021, 8:49 AM

Used the learners home language

Gave attention to weak students and repeated explanation so that they can understand

Used learning materials to support different learning styles

Encouraged collaborative learning

Mainstreamed learners with disability and involved them equally

Young and weak learners were supported by their peers

Benedicta Tabot Post 50 in reply to 39

5 April 2021, 4:53 PM

It is evident that all learners were included young, weak and those with disability 

Matelita Taufa Post 46 in reply to 1

17 March 2021, 10:12 AM

Activity 3.3: Involving all in action

Amazingly the primary school multi grade teacher was able to involve all his students in learning despite having a large of students, no desk, and small classroom. For math class 3, 4 and 5 he made them work in groups to enable participating and helping each other. He also checked for understanding. For class 1 and 2 he included all children and was able to give feedback to children.

For the English class in secondary, the teacher was able to include them all, even the boy with no arms, he writes with his feet. The students first read then write the story. The students participated in the brain storming, and the questions support students' critical thinking. The teacher used English and their language for teaching, she switch between the two languages to ensure understanding.

Jenna-Louise Barkley Post 63 in reply to 46

5 July 2021, 11:59 PM

You used the word 'amazingly' Matelita, and you are so right! I was in awe of this Math teacher, watching as he effectively moved amongst so many children in such a small space with limited resources. His classroom management skills are exemplary as he ensured children remained on task, assisted weaker ones, maintained a positive demeanor constantly praising children's efforts and used strategies of peer tutoring to assist younger ones by the older ones. 

Laurette Osaso Post 47 in reply to 1

17 March 2021, 1:20 PM

1. The teacher starts the lesson by revising- this checks understanding as well as re- emphasizes a point.

2. The teacher encourages group work which allows students to learn from one another.

3. Teacher is has seperated the class using a wall and is moving from class to class to assist students. This schows that he is working with what he has to involve all in learning.

4. The teachers is using home language to instruct as he allows the students to understand the school language. 

5. The teacher is also learning the language from other students, sharpening his skills and delivering content using the newly learned language.

6. He is using materials to teach. He use ice cream sticks which the younger children can relate to.

7. He is rewarding studnets with positive comments. e.g Very good.

8. He checks understanding by giving tasks at the end of the lesson. 

Nickisha Sahadeo Post 61 in reply to 47

5 May 2021, 4:37 PM

Agreed she did multiple things to ensure that students feel included

Benedicta Tabot Post 49 in reply to 1

5 April 2021, 4:49 PM

It is quite impressive how the Math teacher involved all despite teaching different class levels same room same time and all the students were engaged by: 

Using his time effectively between the different classes 

Switching languages to ensure communication to all

Encouraging students to work together 

Constantly checking students ' understanding 

Kimesha Gutierrez Post 52 in reply to 1

15 April 2021, 2:51 AM

in the video the teacher involved all children by:

1. group work

2. pairing weaker students with stronger students.

3. being flexible by explaining the work to children who did not understand on a one one basis.

4. observed the weaker students.

5. accommodate students by starting a new topic from weak to strong.

Patricia Ramnarine Post 53 in reply to 1

27 April 2021, 6:34 PM

When instructions were given in English, as seen in the second video, the teacher allowed students to explain what she said in Hindi. The differently abled child was involved in the lesson as well, completing the tasks as everyone else. When given a project, all the students were able to brainstorm what was needed and share their ideas with the rest of the class. No one was left behind.

Uchechi Nwoko Post 56 in reply to 1

28 April 2021, 4:36 AM
In the video the teacher involved all the students by 

1. Pairing the weaker ones with the strong ones.

2. She encouraged group work

3. She introduced her topic with steps in order to accommodate the weaker ones.

Yesenia Chan Post 57 in reply to 1

30 April 2021, 12:21 AM

Involving All in Action

The evidence I saw in the video that demonstrated the teacher was 'involving all' are as follows: The teacher included all by having them respond to questions in the way the student can for example using the language they feel comfortable with, this indicates that what matters is the student participation. Allowing groups works as it creates students the strong students to help and assist the weak ones. She motivated and encourage respect among each other and this help because this emphasizes that everyone is unique and special the way they are. Students feel they were part of a group and had the support of their teacher.

Mona Ramos Post 58 in reply to 1

30 April 2021, 6:21 AM

3.3. Involving All in action

In the first video the teacher was flexible because he tried to meet the needs of all students in the class even though they were at different grade level.  He observe for students when they were unable to do task he had them work with other student.  This in turn make them feel more comfortable and build their self esteem.

Nickisha Sahadeo Post 60 in reply to 58

5 May 2021, 4:36 PM

She did a good job at including all students in the classroom, touching on all of the key areas, you could see that the students are comfortable enough to allow learning to take place.

Jenna-Louise Barkley Post 62 in reply to 1

5 July 2021, 11:54 PM

In the Math lesson video, the teacher 'involves all' by:

-employing group work and peer tutoring strategies,

-moving throughout students to ensure that they are on-task, and younger students are being assisted with their understanding,

-uses children's home languages to meet them where they are at and then as they develop to use the general language at the school,

-uses visual and concrete resources to cater for younger children at that stage and also children who may have difficulty with numerals,

-praises children's efforts as they work,

-levels children's work according to their abilities and age/stage, and

-takes the time to assist weaker students and goes over a topic with them again and again to help them understand.