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Saturday, April 29, 2017

The importance of self-regulation

Subcomponents of self-regulation have been referred to as self-management, self-control and self direction and include skills such as goal-setting, planning, self-talk, self-monitoring, self-recording and self-evaluation.
Want your students to take ownership over their learning? 

2. Explicitly model desired behavior/skill

Follow the Fisher & Frey four-part model of teaching desired skill. Notice this four-part framework is more involved than the traditional guided release three-part model of "I do, we do, and you do." Here are the four parts:
"I do" — Teacher models task using a think-aloud. 
"We do" — Teacher and students interactively complete task using visual cues, frequent response, reference materials and fix-up strategies. 
"You do — collaboratively" — Student completes task with peers with varying levels of scaffolds and immediate feedback. 
"You do — independently" — Student completes task independently with various levels of scaffolds and the teacher responds, coaches, and evaluates student progress.