Ed Tech students mind their p’s and q’sPublished 5:10am Monday, October 28, 2013
At the Beaufort County Ed Tech Center, grammar is a class effort. Mendi Lewis uses a group approach to teaching her students in English I.
“When it comes to grammar, I find that it is easier for the students to understand when I sit down and do the worksheets with them while I explain it. I used this approach previously with 30 students and here with 10,” Lewis said. “The students at Ed Tech are continually being reminded that in my classroom, we are a family and we help each other. That might mean backing up, repeating and changing how we do things, but it works for my students and that is all that matters.”
Lewis teaches English I through English IV, and her students can be found doing everything from taking notes on PowerPoint presentations for English IV to correcting one another’s grammar in the hallway. “I am pretty certain that they correct each other so I can hear it. They know they get bonus points for that,” she said.
Regardless of the bonus points, correcting one another is a great way to learn.