Study Team and Teaching Strategies for Different Parts of a Lesson.
Over the years teachers learn that there are certain strategies that are more effective for different parts of a math lesson. A few favorites that you often see mentioned in the teacher edition include those listed in the table below. The teacher notes in your eBook allow you access to descriptions of each of the strategies.
|Beginning of a lesson (making sense)||Think-Ink-Pair-Share, Teammates Consult|
|Middle of a lesson (checking for understanding, revising thinking)||Huddle, Swapmeet, I-Spy|
|Closure of a lesson (connecting to others thinking)||Reciprocal Teaching, Traveling Salesperson, Whiparound|
As you plan your lessons this week think carefully as you choose the strategies you do and consider how you can best match the strategy to what is most needed at each phase of the lesson.