When mentoring our pre-service and in-service teachers we need to describe and model both research-based and clinically tested best practices. This is one of many lessons we will be sharing on teaching Judaic content, lesson planning, models of teaching, differentiated and individualized instruction and learning activities designed to transform the classroom into a Jewish community of cooperative learners. The title of this lesson is “What are Some of the Major Differences between the Student-engaged and Teacher-directed Models of Teaching” . Since there are 13 elements in each lesson plan we will divide this lesson plan into four parts. Here is the first part of this lesson on the major differences between the student-engaged and teacher directed models of teaching. The second part of the lesson follows.
Anticipatory Set: (Motivation activity that prepares students for the objective/ learning outcome)
Suggested Motivational Statement:
1. The teacher says: "Now that we have discussed, experienced. and reflected upon the three different teacher directed (i.e. Presentation, Direct Instruction, and Concept Attainment) and three different student-engaged (i.e. Classroom Discussion, Cooperative Learning, and Problem-Based) models of teaching, let's discuss the major differences between these teaching models."
2. The teacher invites students to locate the handouts describing the three teacher-directed and the three student-engaged models of teaching. These models of teaching can be found in the Toolbox on pages 50-59 and 69-96.
Introductory Activity: (Initial exercise to focus on the objective/learning outcome)
1. Teacher distributes the handout at the top of this post entitled, “Chart Explaining Some Major Differences Between the Student-Engaged and the Teacher-Directed Models of Teaching”.
Developmental Activity: (Set of steps or procedures to reach the objective/learning outcome)
1. The teacher facilitates a classroom discussion on this question: What are some of the major differences between the student-engaged and the teacher-directed models of teaching?
2. The teacher or one of the students records the major differences between these models of teaching on the chart displayed above.
3. Afterward the teacher distributes the second handout at the top of this post to the students.
In the next post we will share the third part of a four part lesson on the major difference between the student-engaged and the teacher-directed models of teaching.