Characteristics: According to Garrett (2008), some characteristics of teacher-centered learning are, "discipline comes from the teacher, the teacher is the sole leader, students are allowed limited responsibilities, the teacher makes the rules and posts them for all students, and consequences are fixed for all students" (p. 35).
Examples: 1) Students are sitting in a classroom while their instructor uses a powerpoint to give them a lecture. The students listen to the content that the instructor is presenting and take notes. 2) The Teacher creates a behavior plan that the students must follow. He/She goes step-by-step explaining the steps of the plan. 3) The Instructor posts jobs for each table. The students are required to do those jobs as the teacher instructs. These jobs are only small things compared to the responsibilities the teacher has. The teacher makes the rules.