Explicit teaching is the preferred instructional practice at Kinross College. It directs students’ attention toward specific learning in a highly structured manner. At Kinross College we have adopted this approach to ensure all students have the opportunity to achieve. Our focus on explicit teaching is based on the premise that;
- all students can be high achievers and
- every child matters every day
Topics and contents are broken down into small parts and taught individually. It involves explanation, demonstration and practice. Children are provided with guidance and structured frameworks. Topics are taught in a logical order and directed by the teacher.
Another important characteristic of explicit teaching involves modelling skills, behaviors and thinking. Teachers think out loud when working through problems and demonstrates processes for students. Student attention is vital – listening and observation is key to success.| | | Next → | Single Page