Tips for Teaching in a Blended Environment
Probably one of the simplest methods for effective lesson delivery includes three acts:
Act One: I DO
Demonstrate the new skill that you want students to master. Here's a couple of strategies in ACT ONE that will help your kids learn:
Think out loud. In your demonstration let the students listen to and hear what your thinking as you model the process.
Paraphrase and repeat. Assume that students do not get it on the first run-through so always make sure to model the skill a couple of times to help retain the new information.
Check in from time to time to evaluate their understanding. I strongly recommend NOT calling for hands such as "how many, by show of hands understand what I just taught you"- instead randomly select a student from a roster or rate understanding with one to five fingers in the air.