I’ve written a lot in posts and in my books about the importance of teacher modeling and how, usually, if one of my lessons goes south (which happens more frequently than I would like), I can usually find the reason in lack of teacher modeling.
Literacy researcher Timothy Shanahan has just written the best piece I’ve seen on the importance of modeling – and how to do it. Check out his post, Does “Modeling” Have a Place in High Quality Literacy Teaching?
Here are a few other related resources to check-out:
THE POWER OF MODELING is from the book Write This Way.
Explicit Teacher Modeling is from Math Vids.
The role of modeling towards impacting quality education is a research paper.
This is a downloadable PowerPoint.
5 Effective Modeling Strategies for English Learners is from Edutopia.
How Teachers Can Use Their Own Writing as Model Texts appeared in Edutopia.
Let me know your other suggestions…..