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 is the Presentation Model of Teaching?”Since there are 13 elements in each lesson plan, we will divide this lesson plan into five parts. Here is the first part of this lesson on the presentation model of teaching.
Enduring Jewish Knowledge Rationale for the Lesson: We have established in the previous chapters that (a) a parent is obligated to teach or hire a teacher to instruct his or her child in the study of Torah and (b) Judaic lesson planning is a mitzvah in that the teacher is preparing a written and thoughtful strategy to engage students in the study of Torah, la’asok b’divrei Torah. The lesson plan itself is designed to motivate and empower students to acquire, apply, and create Judaic knowledge. A model of teaching is a pathway or approach to transmit Judaic knowledge to students. One teacher-directed Model of Teaching is the Presentation model.
Essential Question/s: What is a model of teaching? What is the Presentation Model of Teaching? Under what conditions would you use the Presentation Model of Teaching in your classroom?
Assessment/s: (Initial, ongoing, and final activities designed to measure what the student has learned)
Students individually, in pairs, via classroom discussion and as a homework assignment discuss the answers to these questions. What is a model of teaching? What is the Presentation Model of Teaching? Under what conditions would you use the Presentation Model of Teaching in your classroom? Students will write, explain, or teach a mini-lesson using the Presentation Model of Teaching.
Objective/Learning Outcome: (What the student is supposed to learn from this lesson)
In his or her own words, the student will be able to:
- Define a model of teaching
- Explain and create a mini-lesson using the Presentation Model of Teaching
· Explain how the Presentation Model of Teaching can be applied in the classroom
· Teach a mini-lesson applying the Presentation Model of Teaching
Name of the Active Learning Procedures: Rally Round and Pairs Compare
Anticipatory Set: (Motivation activity that prepares students for the objective/learning outcome)
In the next post we will share the second part of this five part lesson on the Presentation Model of Teaching.