Fostering Students' Independence in the Classroom


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Mr. Jones stands at the front of the room giving students notes on mitosis for most of the class. He feels like there is just too much information to let students work on their own. Which of the following tips could you give Mr. Jones?

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1. Which of the following models can be used to gradually release students from teacher-driven instruction?

2. Ms. Lewis is working with students as they practice their vocabulary independently. Whenever a student has a question, she races over to answer it. Which of the following tips could help Ms. Lewis make her students more independent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Discover what you know about fostering independence in students. Test questions will cover key points like a strategy for helping students to practice what they've learned and a model that allows students to be released from teacher-student instruction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet/quiz will test how much you know about the following:

  • Tip to help students work more independently
  • An assignment that would contribute to independent learning
  • The way a teacher can create a more independent classroom

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the way to gradually permit students to be released from teacher-student instruction and a strategy for helping students practices things they've learned
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the way a teacher can help a student to work independently
  • Making connections - use your understanding of independent classrooms and their connection to certain assignments

Additional Learning

You can learn more about independent learning with the lesson called Fostering Students' Independence in the Classroom. These key areas will be studied:

  • Explanation of independence in the classroom
  • Steps for creating classroom independence
  • Independent student talk to encourage participation