I’ve had some requests from readers of my other sites www.GuideontheSide.com and TransformTeaching.org to explain the principles of “lecturing less” and becoming a guide on the side. The key principles are
a) listening to what students want to learn
b) sharing with students the research about what experts think will be needed by employees and workers of the future
c) taking time to link students to “collaborative skills.” Show students that they don’t need to re-invent the wheel, just collaborate with others.
For example, the BIBPenpals work connects nicely with Dominos For Schools and the work of PikiFriends.
Here’s a link that I suggest to teachers and students: