Scaffolding Learning

The I do , we do, you do is a learning framework that teachers use to promote the slow release of responsibility to the learner in the classroom. I was pleased to find out through my mentor observing me in my lessons that I am starting to now do this scaffolding approach quite naturally. In Jodie’s Explicit Teaching  blog post she describes this approach in more detail. The children understand the approach well and feel supported in their learning when it is used.

Another framework that the class uses which I had heard of but never seen used is the WALT and WILF acronyms:

WALT is WHAT ARE we LEARNING TO do and

WILF is WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR.

I observed my teacher using these in her lessons everyday and realised that it was a great way to keep on track. That is not to say that you don’t follow a teachable moment but it is a great way to reflect at the end of class and say yes they learnt what was intended. Students are also able to self reflect and ask themselves “Am I able to show what my teacher is looking for?”

The following link will take you to a video of a teacher implementing the I do, We do, You do approach.

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