Catalog of Teaching Strategies

A structured framework of modeling strategies

The reader is encouraged to begin with the Core of this Approach and the Educator's Tour in order to understand the structure of this Catalog and how to use it.

Through 35 years of classroom observation, our team has come to realize that teachers use multiple levels of modeling strategies, from those that are planned ahead of time and extend throughout a unit to those that are spur of the moment and last only a few seconds. Each catalog section addresses a different level of strategy, with each level addressing a different purpose. The catalog is designed to point the reader to solutions based on what kind of discussion support is needed.

The first four categories (Classroom Modes, Modeling Phases, Creative Reasoning, and Visualization Strategies) are of modeling strategies, while the last category supports student participation in general.