In the Fred Jones’ text, Tools for Teaching, read chapters 5-8 and complete a two page reflective response addressing the following:
- When thinking about creating independence, in your opinion, what is the most important behavior for the teacher to exhibit and why?
- What was the most significant new idea that you discovered about verbal responses to students and how does this align with your experience?
- Describe a technique that will visually help create an independent learner. In what circumstances would you apply this strategy?
- As a teacher, how can you increase retention of new learning for your students?