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.
Watch a kindergarten teacher model his thinking while reading a story aloud. He shows how he arrived at his questions and how asking questions is important when reading. This same process can be used with a math-based children's book or a math problem.
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Videos are an excellent way to provide models that students can revisit, such as this Khan Academy example on number patterns. Products can easily integrate such videos into their instructional roadmap, supporting students' deeper conceptual development.