We recently hosted an informative YouTube LIVE! session on "Effective Scaffolding Techniques in the CI Classroom," and the turnout was fantastic!
A big shoutout to all who joined us, shared their insights, and contributed to the enriching discussion.
If you missed it, don't worry—we've got you covered. Here are the key takeaways you'll want to know.
The Elephant in the Room: Unequal Comprehension
It's a challenge most language teachers know all too well: a classroom divided between students who 'get it' and those who don't. We kicked off the session by acknowledging this issue and setting the stage for why scaffolding is the game-changing solution.
Why Scaffolding Is Essential in CI Classrooms
In the live session, we discussed how scaffolding aligns seamlessly with the principles of Comprehensible Input (CI). It offers a structured but flexible approach, enabling every student to absorb language at their own pace, fostering a more inclusive learning environment.
Types of Scaffolding Techniques Unveiled
One of the highlights was breaking down the different types of scaffolding techniques. From instructional scaffolding to the use of sentence frames and visual aids, we explored various methods that can be tailored to different learner profiles and educational objectives.
Implementation: Where Theory Meets Practice
What's the use of theory if you can't put it into practice, right? The session delved into the nitty-gritty of implementing these scaffolding techniques into your lesson plans. We even had some of you share real-world examples, which made the session all the more engaging and applicable.
Measuring Success and Making Adjustments
Last but not least, we touched on how to gauge the effectiveness of your scaffolding techniques. From ongoing assessments to student feedback, we discussed ways to fine-tune your approach for maximum impact.
If you're intrigued but couldn't catch the live session, you're in luck—the recording is available [here](insert link).
We highly recommend giving it a watch to gain practical insights you can apply in your CI classroom.
Also, for those who are serious about leveling up their assessment game, check out our upcoming Assessment Academy.
This is where you'll master the art of comprehension-based assessments, another vital aspect of effective language teaching.