In this clip, consider how teacher Marilyn Garber uses a combination of student-directed and teacher-directed strategies to develop a partnership of learning in her class. How does having students explain their own solutions benefit the class as well as the individual student? What other ways does Garber check for understanding? How does a combination of teacher- and student-directed learning motivate students and encourage their sense of responsibility for academic achievement?
Clip from A Visit to a Motivated Classroom, 2003, Alexandria, VA: ASCD.