I'm making progress folks. Only a few weeks between posts, as opposed to months. ...baby steps Today I'm going to delve into the fourth component of the 5E Instructional Model... Elaborate. I've also heard it referred to as the "Extend" component. Tomato....tomahhhto... I have to admit that for me, this is the most difficult part,… Continue reading The 5E Instructional Model: Elaborate
Well, well, well. Where have I been? Let me just say this... new grade + new school + new school district = one huge, new learning curve. This is my twenty-third year, and it has still been an adjustment. But, even though I have been AWOL for a while, my little blog (and this blog… Continue reading The 5E Instructional Model: Explain
Hello and welcome back!! All is well here in Little Smarticle Particle land. I started back to work this past week with two days of new teacher orientation.... so far, so good! Today, I'm going to share with you some ideas about the second element of the 5E Instructional Model...Explore. Before I go too far,… Continue reading The 5E Instructional Model: Explore
One of the most important things that I have learned as an educator is that I can never assume that my students know something. Just because I have an inherent understanding of something, or think that some little nugget of knowledge is (or should be) painfully obvious, does not mean that my kiddos do. Do you see… Continue reading How to Help Your Students Build Relevant Background Knowledge.