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The Power of a Skillfully Scaffolded Lesson - An Interview with Chris Depew

The Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) is defined as the gap between what a learner has already mastered (the actual level of development) and what he or she can achieve when provided with educational support (potential development). 1,552 more words


New edition of Sociocultural Theory in Second Language Education

This month we are publishing the second edition of Sociocultural Theory in Second Language Education by Merrill Swain, Penny Kinnear and Linda Steinman. In this post, the authors tell us how the new edition came about and also how their students have responded to the textbook in their classes. 501 more words

Applied Linguistics

The Zone of Proximal Development

During a child’s transformation throughout childhood, I find it ridiculous that Jean Piaget divided children into the preoperational and concrete stages. I understand that children sometimes see objects and grasp concepts different. 336 more words

Human Development

"One Size Fits All" Classroom Is Not the Answer - Scaffolding Instruction What is it?

Gone are the days where you walk into a English Language Arts classroom and every student is reading the same novel, working on the same writing assignment, and has the same vocabulary or spelling words.   574 more words

Rainbow Connection

How are rainbows formed?

The Science of Rainbows”.

The easy answer is that you see a rainbow when there’s a sun shower and that there are seven colours of the rainbow. 210 more words

Colours Of The Rainbow

Appropriate Rigor - EDU 6945

O2 – Offer appropriate challenge in the content area [1]. One aspect of this standard, is that the curricula that is planned and presented to students needs to be at a level of rigor equal to student ability [1]. 387 more words


P2 - Practice Differentiated Instruction in Reading

P2- Practice differentiated instruction – To me, P2 means that instructional methods and level of content can vary based on student levels and needs. Every day, we illustrate this principle in our classroom during reading group rotations. 981 more words

Reading Lesson