January 30, 2016

Rabbi 101

 

January 30, 2016

Instructional Scaffolding

 
This teaching method can be defined as the provision of sufficient supports to promote
learning when concepts and skills are being first introduced to students. These supports may include:
  •  resources
  •  a compelling task
  •  templates and guides
  •  guidance on the development of cognitive and social skills.
 
The word scaffolding was applied as a metaphor to describe the type of assistance offered by a teacher or peer to support learning. In other words, teachers try to help students master a concept by providing support.
 
As you teach a concept in this lesson, keep in mind types of “scaffolding” you might use
in order to support your main idea(s) and reinforce learning. This support could take many forms such as outlines, recommended outside reading, storyboards, key questions, mnemonic devices, and/or training other students.