The importance of guided practice in the classroom
from By Erick Herrmann
From our life experiences, we all know the importance of practice in order to get better at something. Consider something you do well: a sport, an activity, a skill. How did you learn to do it? How did you get better at it, or master it? There is an old saying we are all familiar with: Practice makes perfect. In the classroom, students must practice the skills we are teaching for it to become internalized. It is important for us as educators, then, to not only provide opportunities for students to practice, but to practice correctly.
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