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Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility 1st Edition
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That said, I am finally reading this book, which my district has decided to use as its basis for instruction, and it has changed my paradigm of thought. No longer do I feel the need to devour others' texts to copy and manipulate strategies of other, more seasoned professionals. While I will still borrow from them, after reading from this book, I am starting to understand how it all is supposed to come together to help maximize student learning. I am learning where I went wrong in my first half year, and I am beginning to understand how to start teaching a skill, how to progress through a release of responsibility for doing the skill from the teacher to the student, and how to finally make certain that the students are getting it.
It isn't all about "aha moments," the concept of which had me searching high and low for mind-blowing activities based on best practice strategies - I had these, and sometimes they worked, but twice as often they flopped. Why, I asked, as I banged my head on my desk. The answer is coming to me...it is because I usually asked students to do a task that I have not taught them how to do, not thoroughly, not in a way that moves from an explanation of my professional expertise, to my guidance as we work together, to my guidance as they work together in small groups, and finally to their individual mastery.Read more ›
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Interesting and helpful. As an older teacher, one observation is that during the past 20 yrs. in education, teachers have taken on more of the responsibility for education. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Mary Cupery
common sense approach to teaching...poorly written book...has theory but no practice to share Do not recommend - there is better guidance available through the internet on this... Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by moe
I was very satisfied with my purchase. It was as advertised. I would purchase again in the future. Thanks a lot!Published on August 30, 2013 by J.O. Chenault