How to Be Strategic with Scaffolding Strategies
Updated: 2 days ago
[Originally published by MiddleWeb 10/25/23]
When you choose a scaffolding strategy, do you first consider the intended learning targets for the lesson and the reasons why particular students might be struggling to achieve them?
Or do you think about how to use scaffolding to move even the highest performing students forward? Being strategic about scaffolding can advance learning and deepen the engagement of every student.
Scaffolding strategies need to be used strategically. For example, a strategy intended to support executive functioning or language development may not be effective for deepening content knowledge and thinking.