3 Teaching Strategies to Keep Students Accountable

Accountability is another one of those educational buzzwords currently making the rounds through many a teacher’s lounge. Accountability, or “the fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility,” can mean students owning up to their own failures and successes, including behavior and grades.

As teachers, it’s imperative to implement teaching strategies that encourage kids to be responsible learners. With that in mind, today on TeachHUB.com, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned educator based in Upstate New York, spells out three teaching strategies that will encourage teachers to bring about responsibility.

Janelle’s strategies include:

  • Create a Positive Atmosphere
  • Allow Students to Take the Lead
  • Get Students Invested in Themselves and their Work

Janelle sums up her article like this: “By holding students accountable for themselves and their work, teachers are giving their students the tools that they need to better themselves for their future. Student accountability generates student responsibility, and students who develop these tools will go very far in life. One of the best lessons that you can teach a child is to be responsible and accountable for themselves.”

Do you have any strategies that you use for holding students accountable in your classroom?