RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Amanda Solesbee
modeling and peers
Wed Dec 7, 2011 23:38
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Modeling is very important. It is that first time learning that kids really need to experience and hear and see it done correctly. Sometimes if seen or heard wrong, that is what stays in their head for whatever reason. To support the modeling by the teacher, peer read alouds can also help with teacher observation. It is no longer first time learning, it is in "practice" mode. I would pair a higher student with a lower student just so you know there is someone to help the student when needed. We are only one body and we can't be at each group at once. You are right too with the way they learn, sometimes they do learn more from their peers than the teacher- if driven out correctly of course.

  • Re: Story Element Intervention - Ashley Montgomery, Thu Dec 1 15:06
    I really tried to make sure my quieter students got a chance to participate. We took turn talking around the circle so that everyone could say something. I started with a different student each time... more
    • Re: Ashley - burchamal, Sat Dec 10 07:34
      I think that's a great idea to encourage everyone to share. That is true that those students who are low will tend to repeat what someone else says, but that is building confidence so eventually they ... more
    • modeling and peers - Amanda Solesbee, Wed Dec 7 23:38
    • repy to ashley - Lori Vestal, Thu Dec 1 17:58
      I agree that at times students learn more from each other. Sometimes when I know a student has a grasp on a concept and he wants to help another, I just stand back and observe. I am usually amazed... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011