Students turn teachers
Posted Monday, February 24, 2014
Jack Jeffcott is a sixth-grade student at Loveland Intermediate School (LIS)… most of the time. This February he swapped roles and turned teacher, planning a lesson for Loveland Early Childhood Center (LECC) students and reading to the class. He was one of 58 LIS sixth-grade Student Council members who accepted this unique assignment.
“They really do gather their own supplies, plan their own lesson and conduct the lesson on their own,” said Steve Federman, LIS teacher and Student Council sponsor. “It is definitely a win-win situation. Our students gain responsibility and have a great time and the younger students get to experience an older student acting as a role model.”
“We are thrilled to host,” said Kyle Bush, LECC principal. “These older students are mentors for our young students. This shows our little ones that reading really is cool – and they love being with the big kids.”
This is the 10th year the LIS Student Council has conducted the LECC reading session.
Photo caption: LIS Student Council Member Jack Jeffcott reads to LECC students.