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How Scaffolding Works

A Playbook for Supporting and Releasing Responsibility to Students

Scaffolding—keep it in place too long and learners coast but never fly. Don’t provide enough and they bottom out with frustration. In How Scaffolding Works, you will learn how to get it just right.

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  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781071904152
  • Published By: Corwin
  • Year: 2023
  • Page Count: 184
  • Publication date: February 14, 2023

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Description

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Provide the perfect structure and support to develop student independence.

Effective scaffolding leads to learner autonomy—but too many educators have been airlifting students to right answers, perpetuating a generation who don’t know how to learn. Yes, we know the sweet spot for learning involves giving our students the right blend of productive failure and productive success, but how to do it is cloaked in misconceptions.

How Scaffolding Works unveils the essential moves and methods. Ten interactive modules help every K-12 educator structure support in new ways, including knowing how to:

  • Gradually release responsibility to students through intentional and purposeful scaffolding
  • Design lessons and experiences that attend to the affective, metacognitive, and cognitive aspects of learning
  • Collect data before, during, and after learning, so we can place, move, and take away scaffolds with greater intention
  • Promote independence with front-end scaffolds, distributed scaffolds, back-end scaffolds, peer scaffolds, and fading scaffolds
  • Use a blend of demonstration, modeling, coaching, explaining, questioning and choice
  • Promote purposeful practice—in which learners knows where they’re going and how to get there

Perhaps we rush in to rescue learners because the world seems fraught; we want to help our students reach the safety of academic success. Our intentions are good, but it’s time to step back, gradually and purposefully, and let them pilot their own learning.

Author(s)

Author(s)

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Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey, Ph.D., is a Professor in Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a member of the International Literacy Association’s Literacy Research Panel. Nancy has published in The Reading Teacher, Theory Into Practice, Reading Psychology, Early Childhood Education Journal, and Educational Leadership on research related to literacy, school leadership, and effective instruction. Current books include The Teaching Reading Playbook, Teaching Students to Drive Their Learning, Welcome to Teaching, and The PLC+ suite of books. In 2008 she was given the Early Career Achievement Award by the Literacy Research Association and is a member of the California Reading Hall of Fame. She is a credentialed special educator, reading specialist, and administrator in California, and is a co-founder and administrator at Health Sciences High and Middle College.

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Douglas Fisher

Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is professor and chair of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. Previously, Doug was an early intervention teacher and elementary school educator. He is the recipient of an International Reading Association William S. Grey citation of merit and an Exemplary Leader award from the Conference on English Leadership of NCTE. He has published numerous articles on teaching and learning as well as books such as The Teacher Clarity Playbook, PLC+, Visible Learning for Literacy, Comprehension: The Skill, Will, and Thrill of Reading, How Tutoring Works, and How Learning Works. Doug loves being an educator and hopes to share that passion with others.

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John Taylor Almarode

Dr. John Almarode is a bestselling author and an Associate Professor of Education at James Madison University. He was awarded the inaugural Sarah Miller Luck Endowed Professorship in 2015 and received an Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia in 2021. Before his academic career, John started as a mathematics and science teacher in Augusta County, Virginia. As an author, John has written multiple educational books focusing on science and mathematics, and he has co-created a new framework for developing, implementing, and sustaining professional learning communities called PLC+. Dr. Almarode's work has been presented to the US Congress, the Virginia Senate, and the US Department of Education. One of his recent projects includes developing the Distance Learning Playbook for College and University Instruction in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Continuing his collaborative work with colleagues on what works best in teaching and learning, How Tutoring Works, Visible Learning in Early Childhood, and How Learning Works, all with Corwin Press, were released in 2021.


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction

Module 1: The Foundations of Scaffolding

Module 2: The Origins of Scaffolding

Module 3: A Model for How Scaffolding Works

Module 4: Mental Models

Module 5: Goal Setting

Module 6: Deliberate Practice

Module 7: Front-end Scaffolds

Module 8: Distributed Scaffolds

Module 9: Back-end Scaffolds

Module 10: Peer Scaffolding

Module 11: Fading Scaffolds

Conclusion: So, How Does Scaffolding Work?

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