|"Bike Ride" by Courosa on Flickr|
- Supported practice- Think about when learning to ride a bike. Usually there is an adult's hand stabilizing the bike, or training wheels to keep every wobble from ending in scraped knees. In learning, this is often the "We Do" in a skills' development. This can be with the teacher and then with a partner or small group.
- Purposeful Feedback- When students begin to practice the skills for themselves, it is essential that they receive immediate feedback. This feedback should tell them what they are doing right, and what they need to correct. Think of a basketball coach teaching a player to shoot a free throw. Basketball coaches often give pointed feedback that is different for each player, depending on what they see- "follow through by snapping your wrist," "place your left hand here," "bend your knees," etc.
Calculation Nation (use Guest Pass)
Khan Academy (also on this website, explanatory videos for concepts)
Free Rice (choose Math- multiplication or basic math)
Education City (go to student webpage to choose your school: www.goaj.org/student )
What other ways do you have to help students get the practice they need?