Rigor is creating an environment in which each student is expected to learn at high levels,
each student is supported so he or she can learn at high levels,
and each student demonstrates learning at high levels (Blackburn, 2008).

Monday, April 14, 2014

Scaffolding Learning

One way to think about scaffolding is with a diamond.  It starts at the top with me (meaning the teacher).  You begin by modeling a lesson.  Next, we go to us.  There are two parts of this.  First is the teacher and the students (us) following guided practice.  The second part of guided practice is us, meaning students working with partners or in small groups.  Finally, the student (you) does the work independently.  As you think about how to support student learning, consider this method of instruction, guided practice, and independent practice.  

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