Congratulations to TCE as the campus leader at the end of Lap 10!
Lap 11: Cues, Questions, & Advance Organizers
“It is probably safe to say that cueing & questioning are at the heart of classroom practice.” ~Robert Marzano Classroom Instruction that Works
Unlocking student's prior knowledge, or schema, is essential to developing mastery. Giving learners a chance to think about what they know and draw on that knowledge to formulate new questions and infer answers are powerful tools in any teacher's toolbox. The art of questioning in order to lead students to the correct answer is one any great teacher must work to perfect.
Advance organizers are tools to be used prior to teaching the lesson. They are designed to help students unlock their prior knowledge about a certain concept. When teachers give time to allow students to unlock schema, deeper understanding occurs. Students should be encouraged to monitor their learning and revisit the advance organizer throughout the learning task. The four general types of advance organizers are:
- narrative ~ presents information in story format
- illustrated ~ have students
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Cues and Questioning
Cues and Questions account for 80% of all classroom practice. During the learning activity, it is important for teachers to continue to lead students through the task with purposeful and planned cues and questions. This allows the learner to develop his/her own understanding of the concept and add to prior knowledge.