Mrs. Long's Seattle Mariners
Stadium 26 Updates
The Teaching and Learning Continuum (TLC)
The Four Types of Teaching on the TLC Continuum
- Level 1- Didactic Instruction- Direct instruction of skills and content is driven by the teacher and students are
- Level 2- Facilitated Instruction- Students are engaged in activities and opportunities that allow them to work towards learning goals based on the standards.
- Level 3- Coached Instruction- I provide the resources but the students are primarily responsible for their learning through problem solving,
- Level 4- Consultative Instruction- Students are now the initiators and designers of their own learning, while I provide recommendations, advice, and encouragement.
What does this look like in the classroom?
- For example, in science, we will begin with a study of earthquakes through direct instruction and note-taking (didactic instruction). Then the students will research different earthquakes around the world (facilitated instruction). After, students will pose unanswered questions they have about earthquakes and conduct research to answer these questions (coached instruction). Finally, the unit may end with students developing solutions to problems that occur with earthquakes (consultative instruction).
Some may move quickly through this continuum and some may progress slower, but either case is fine! This is not an assessment of student achievement. It is simply another tool that will help students take ownership of their learning and help them feel empowered to be critical thinkers!