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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What is a Model of Teaching?

When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinical best practices. Accordingly our mentees should know about models of teaching.

A model of teaching (*Joyce, B., & Weil, M. (1986) is an instructional pathway to reach a learning outcome that aligns and is consistent with enduring Jewish knowledge. Some models of teaching are teacher-directed, while others are student-engaged. In future posts we will define and describe three teacher directed and three student-engaged models of teaching.

*Joyce, B., & Weil, M. (1986). Models of Teaching: Third Edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

On the next post we will begin our discussion of the first teacher-directed model of teaching, the Presentation Model.

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