Teacher scaffolding speaks to the temporary supports teachers provide for students as they work toward independence.
- range from light to heavy as teachers provide more or less support,
- be present at particular moments within an assignment,
- be ongoing, existing at each stage of the task for all students or only for those who need it, and
- appear in different forms in assignments (e.g., text annotation, graphic organizers, discussion).
- When and how do I use scaffolding in my assignments?
- When is scaffolding important for my students?
- When and how do I limit or remove scaffolding in my assignments?
Questions for Analysis
Which statement best describes the amount of teacher supports and/or scaffolds in this assignment?
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