(Scherrer-VanNuys, CA) Time: 24:51
A carefully designed progression of activities allows students to experience the meaning of division by a fraction in multiple ways. Mr. Scherrer doesn't even use the phrase "division by a fraction" until near the end of the lesson. This video shows the architecture of such a lesson and the kind of interactions a teacher has with students to ensure they interact productively with one another when "Inquiry" is the orientation to learning.
Consider the following activities for application of this video's content:
- Print out the Steps of Inquiry-Based Lessons for each teacher in your group. Have a discussion about how one would incorporate this information into current teaching practice.
- Pair up teachers to plan and implement an inquiry-based lesson. Partners observe each other and give feedback on which steps in the template occurred.
For more information refer to the Models of Teaching chapter in The Skillful Teacher.
- The Skillful Teacher Series›Instructional Strategies›Models of Teaching