I Do, We Do, You Do

One simple teaching strategy can have a powerful effect on student learning on a daily basis. Take a look at one teacher's approach to preparing class members for independent work with "I Do, We Do, You Do", and discover how this demonstration and modeling strategy particularly works to support ELLs and special needs learners in completing their collaborative and independent assignments.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Share this video with colleagues at your next PLC meeting and discuss ways that you might begin incorporating this teaching strategy into your classes
  • Have an extension strategy prepared for those learners who do tend to grasp concepts faster than other students, as they might be prone to distract others who are still working on a task 
Classroom Considerations

  • Note that a comprehensive lesson plan is not included as part of the materials; you will need to infer some of the activity steps based on the demonstration and included worksheets
Pros

  • Well-produced, motivational video
  • Includes activity worksheets to support assignment being modeled in video (see included materials)
Cons

  • None