Modeling Effective Teaching Techniques

Teaching is extremely complex. At the most fundamental level, however, to be effective, the teacher must engage learners mentally to find out what they are thinking. Dr. Mike Clough, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, says that if you do those two things well, the payoff is tremendous.

Mike Clough chatting with studentsWatch this 7 1/2-minute clip to see Dr. Clough model several techniques that may be used in small or large classes to engage students mentally and reveal their thinking while he leads a class on how to teach effectively.

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