The Education landscape is littered with false dichotomies.
I am reluctant to perpetuate another one but I am also really interested in what teachers would say about where the balance between these two forms of instruction should lie.
Imagine there were only 2 modes of teaching. Yes, we know there are more but just imagine there are only 2.
Teacher Mode A
Teacher Mode B
You check and give feedback
Test them again a bit later.
Inspire some AWE
Go off piste
Make things; do projects; set open ended tasks; give choices
Modes were developed by Tom Sherrington
I’m sure you will agree that most teachers work in both modes.
Yes sometimes they will work in both…
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