10-2-2 Structure for Instruction
As teachers, it is hard for us to relinquish control, to trust our students, and teach bell to bell with engaging strategies. Having trust in our students, and using engaging strategies require time, a hot commodity this TIME thing.
Sometimes as teachers we just have to get through the day, and we might not have the energy, but those are the days that we have to put our needs aside and ask ourselves, "Are you doing what is best for students?"
One way to assure that you have not just stood up in front of class and talked the entire time is the 10-2-2 structure. Read more and look for a printable resource below...
- 10 minutes: presenting information, taking notes, watching a video, working in a group, reading, etc.
- 2 minutes: processing information with partners/small groups
- 2 minutes: summarizing information independently
- Repeat 10-2-2 above.
- Last 5 minutes: student/teacher interactions, question answering, addressing misconceptions, clarification