At Xceed, our Academic Coaches guide our students through their courses rather than lecture to them or at them. The Multibriefs article titled Moving From Teacher-Centered To Learner‑Centered Classrooms explains the importance of teachers guiding students through course material instead of lecturing the material.
The article states, “Brain research tell us direct instruction for grades 9-12 should not exceed 15 minutes. Even adults can’t handle more than about 18 minutes (Ted Talks!), so half a period of teacher talk is largely wasted.”
Read the full article here.