Effective ways for scaffold teaching
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Scaffolding strategy 1 - Formulate clear learning objectives and expectations
Formulating clear learning objectives and expectations will help your students reflect on each lesson. ‘What have I learned and what should I study more?’
👉 Create a clear slide in LessonUp stating the learning objectives, formulated in a way students understand. An example could be to start with: ‘At the end of this lesson you are able to…’ By stating such objectives, the student will feel recognised, and by answering such question you will make the student co-owner of his/her learning process.
Scaffolding strategy 2 - Activating prior knowledge
Activating prior knowledge has a proven positive learning effect on students. What do your students already know about a certain topic?
👉Use a mind map to monitor prior knowledge. Because all students need to participate, it will not only give you insight on the level of the entire group, but each student will also feel heard. Great, as students who feel heard are so much more motivated.
Scaffolding strategy 3 - Visual learning
The way you visualise information is essential with scaffold teaching. It’s a powerful learning technique for students and it is therefore important to give it some attention.
👉 In LessonUp we have provided an easy way to insert photos and videos, making your presentation visually powerful.
Scaffolding strategy 4 - Think, share, pair
Critical thinking and making the thinking process of a student visual are essential elements to help them in their learning process. A famous technique for scaffolding is the ‘Think, share, pair- technique’. Students are first asked to think about the subject, then discuss the subject in groups and finally share their thoughts with the entire class.
👉 In LessonUp you can easily insert an open question. Students can share their thoughts and ideas in the classroom. Moreover, the results are saved in the reporting tool, so you can always look back.
Scaffolding strategy 5 - Offer differentiated lesson material
Each student is unique, and scaffold teaching is about personalised teaching. Offering your lesson material in different formats is essential.
👉 Interactive videos, audio or visuals, it’s all possible with LessonUp. The good thing? You can create your own personal library, so you can re-use your material.
Start scaffold teaching today!
1 💡 Upload existing PowerPoint slides into LessonUp's lesson editor space
2 📣 Embed interactive features like quiz questions, mind maps or interactive videos
3 🎲 Make your lessons fun and engaging by gamifying your lessons
4 👩🎓 Review students' answers during your lessons, or after, in your post-lesson reports