Allow students to learn from teacher thinking by modeling

Thinking aloud is a powerful strategy for modeling a practiced learner’s thought process. When teachers model their thought processes out loud, students observe how a practiced learner would think through the issue or problem and can learn to model their thinking in this way.

We suggest implementing these strategies:

Explore Student Experiences Throughout the School Year

Click on each critical period to explore student experiences.

Strong Start


Keeping Up


Midterm Reset


Exam Prep


Due to varying school schedules and contexts, the exact timing of the critical periods will differ by school and even by class. The months provided are a guide for where teachers should be looking for experiences based on time of year.

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