Student-centered learning means exactly as it sounds. Students are at the center. It means when I plan a lesson, I try to imagine that I’m one of the students, and I think about what it is that they need, what it is they will enjoy, and what it is that will be helpful to their understanding. When I go into the classroom, I try to ensure they do mostly everything.
I try to get to know each student and then ask targeted questions based on what I know about them and their skill level. The questions might differ for each student based on what I know they are capable of and where I can push them to explore and develop.
How do you help a student reach their potential? It looks different for every student. You need to know them and how they operate and walk with them while they are reaching for their goals.