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Providing sufficient opportunities to learn

The teacher provides sufficient opportunities for students to learn by explicitly structuring their teaching.

Examples of teacher actions that provide sufficient opportunities to learn:

  • using diagnostic questions
  • using an engaging starting point for learning
  • making learning intentions clear
  • allowing time to think (wait 10 seconds after asking a question and after the student’s response)
  • modelling and making explicit desired practice
  • checking for student understanding before proceeding
  • allowing sufficient time to solve tasks
  • providing activities with differentiated entry and exit points including extension and enrichment.
  • giving constructive feedback based on quality of student work (BES, p. 76)
  • recognising effort and perseverance
  • wrapping up the lesson or topic.

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Last updated September 24, 2013



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