See & Learn the ABC’s of Deeper Instruction
In her back-to-school themed MiddleWeb piece, EL Education's Libby Woodfin shares some great tips for keeping students focused on rigor, engagement, and deeper learning and making space for classroom spontaneity.
Woodfin, a former teacher and current EL Education author and director of publications, asks the question: "How can we ensure that we don’t miss opportunities for deeper instruction that helps students think critically, collaborate, and engage in the kind of scholarly discourse we envisioned for them when we wrote our lessons?" and offers these teacher-practice tips:
- Ask strategic questions
- Balance teacher talk and student talk
- Challenge your students to grapple with texts, problems, and ideas