Quick Coaching Guide: Replacing Direct Teaching with Active Teaching
Active teaching makes learning more collaborative and engaging, which is especially important during the middle school years as students seek more independence in figuring things out for themselves. This guide discusses the benefits of active teaching and how to implement this useful strategy when designing and conducting lessons.
Readers will discover how to teach and model content in active ways, facilitate student collaboration and experimentation, and guide students to reflect on what they’ve learned. Includes numerous tips and examples, as well as a complete sample lesson.
A multifaceted tool for ongoing, embedded professional development, Quick Coaching Guides encapsulate a specific topic through the Responsive Classroom lens and identify concrete skills for educators to practice or teach.
This hands-on, structured guide helps educators to take stock of their current practice, plan for future growth, and reflect on progress made.
- Convenient, embedded professional development that connects directly to your classroom
- Flexible for autonomous, self-paced learning, exploration, and reflection
- Written by Responsive Classroom expert teachers
School sets include a Leader Guide for facilitating focused professional development for teams of adult learners. Leader Guides offer multiple options for delivering adult instruction, enabling school leaders to choose the method that works best for their time and staff.