Sometimes, teachers can fall into the trap of thinking that ESL or Special Education strategies are only necessary for those specific subgroups of our student population. However, the wisest teachers know that these techniques represent just plain old good teaching to help all children meet their learning objectives.
So, if you aren't already in the habit of using various Scaffolding Strategies, now's the time to refamiliarize yourself with these tools that are so crucial to student learning. Scaffolding gives students a context, motivation, or foundation for integrating new information into their minds.
What is your favorite way to introduce your students to new information?