By Kristina Harris
A well planned think along ensures a higher degree of clarity for students. These can be recorded or live depending on the learning environment. However, teachers should be careful about not including too many ideas or allowing a stream of consciousness to be what is shared. In order to be succinct and simple teachers should keep the following in mind:
When using a think along consider using first person language to mirror what internal dialogue students may use. It is human nature to respond to empathetic statements such as the use of “I” statements.
Novice learners need to know not only the strategy but when to apply it.
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