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. The second part of this lesson follows.
Suggested Motivational Statement:
1. The teacher says: "Now that we have discussed lesson planning, let's move on to a related topic, and here’s a question upon which I want you to reflect. What are some of the different ways that teachers transmit information to students? Think about this question for a moment, and record your responses in your notebooks.”
2. The teacher places students in learning pairs who apply Rally Round to generate ways that teachers transmit knowledge to students.
3. The teacher monitors the interactions of the learning pairs.
4. The teacher facilitates a classroom discussion on the question: What are some of the different ways that teachers transmit information to students?.
5. The teacher makes certain that the following points are covered during the class discussion.
· A model of teaching is the method by which teachers disseminate and students receive information.
· There are many different models of teaching. Some are teacher-directed and others are student-engaged models.
· One method of transmitting knowledge to students is for the teacher to directly present the information. This is called the Presentation Model of Teaching.
· Today we are going to discuss, apply, and evaluate one teacher-directed model of teaching called the Presentation Model.
Introductory Activity: (Initial exercise to focus on the objective/learning outcome)
The teacher distributes the handout on the Presentation Model of Teaching which is located at the top of this post.
In the next post we will share the third part of this five part lesson on the Presentation Model of Teaching.