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By talking through their thinking at each step of a process, teachers can model what learning looks like. Showing students that teachers, too, are learners who struggle and persist through challenging work also models the importance of continuous growth. Observing thought processes and expected behaviors also helps students feel supported in their learning.
Use It in the Classroom
Watch how an elementary teacher models making predictions when reading a text. She explains the expectations, demonstrates the skill, and then supports students as they try the strategy.
In modeling a skill, teachers can verbalize their thoughts while completing a task like annotating a text or writing a paragraph. Hearing the thoughts and questions that arise for the teacher helps learners become more aware of strategies to use while also supporting Auditory Processing.
Design It into Your Product
Visual and interactive models can be readily integrated into edtech products. Developers can provide pre-made models or the tools, such as audio and video recording, for teachers to create models, including more complex models such as an activity with sentence manipulatives, that their students can revisit.
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