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Enriching Your Understanding: Process-Outcome Research on Teacher Questioning (p. 213)

Question

How might these ideas for asking questions be applied during direct instruction?

Authors’ Perspective

Certainly you could ask questions throughout a direct instruction lesson, but questions are particularly useful during the presentation phase when you are checking for understanding. We suggest that you think about planning your questions just like you would other parts of a lesson. Of course, you need to be flexible based on student involvement.

Enriching Your Understanding: Informal Cooperative Learning Structures (p. 227)

Question

How could you use Think Pair Share in a direct instruction lesson and discovery learning lesson?

Authors’ Perspective

Think Pair Share can be useful when you want students to consider a thought provoking question or problem. For example, you could use Think Pair Share as a technique to help students formulate hypotheses during discovery learning, or as a way to help them check their understanding during direct instruction.

Focus on Learner Diversity: Inclusion and Constructivism (p. 228)

Question

Constructivist learning experiences can require students to use technology like computers, and to be engaged in hands-on or physical learning activities. Why might these activities need to be modified for some students with disabilities?

Authors’ Perspective

There may be a number of ways that these activities will need to be modified. For example, students with orthopedic impairments or visual impairments may need computer equipment modified for their needs. Some students with physical disabilities may have special mobility requirements such as wheel chairs. You will want to make sure that the physical arrangement of the room accommodates these needs. Other students may need peer assistance in completing the hands-on part of an experiment. You will need to determine modifications based on students’ needs.






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