Building Student Success
Mr. Frescas' Classroom
Teacher led instruction & student passive learning
Teacher guided learning & student active participation
Teacher monitored lesson & student collaborative work
First Three Steps of Learning
After I have finished teaching core skills, the students are then expected to take a more active role in learning. I will ask open-ended questions and discussion points that the students will then have to try and answer. Half of the talking is still completed by me, but the other half is coming from the students. Together, we are working to come up with new ideas.
The third step requires students to initiate most of the talking. During the "coached" step in every activity, students will work together to solve challenging problems without much teacher supervision. Instead, they are asking each other questions and using everyone's talents to collaborate and analyze issues. I am there to monitor student progress and lead students to correct solutions when the challenges are proving too great for them.
This all leads us to the last part of every activity...