What makes whole class instruction effective?
Whole class instruction brings your classroom together as one large group. It’s usually the time that you’ll introduce a new concept or encourage a large-scale discussion.
Your lessons in this setting are usually designed to reach the average student. Once this foundation is set, you can enhance the lesson with other approaches: strategic small groups or individual coaching.
This traditional method of education holds true today: Even as the focus on individualized instruction grows, many classes still enjoy a balance of learning together..
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Encourage large-group discussion
Whole class instruction allows you to instruct and model concepts for all students at once. It gives every student a good introduction and foundational knowledge of skills that individualized practice can enhance. Whole group instruction is an important component of your class ecosystem.
Design an ecosystem for academic excellence
Why use whole class instruction?
Renaissance programs provide deep, meaningful practice ideal for supporting whole group instruction.
Rewire the brain to build skills
It’s not enough for students just to practice: Their work must be deliberate and meaningful in order to produce new connections in the brain and strengthen myelin.
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Whole class helps you:
- Encourage students to participate in discussions on a larger scale
- Create a rich environment where each child feels engaged, curious, and eager to learn more
By achieving balance in the classroom
An ideal collaborative learning solution provides opportunities for group learning by:
- Quick assessments designed to keep students engaged with questions at just the right level of challenge
- Providing reading and math practice opportunities at the right level for every student to support what you’ve taught
- Showing you exactly what students know and what to teach next, with resources embedded to guide instruction