Modeling Best Practices
The modeling is when key details are introduced and when students should be most receptive to new information. Focus on your economy of language. Never say 10 words when 6 will do. Before moving onto practicing your new skill or understanding, use a "hinge question" to determine if students are ready to move on. A “hinge question” is a check for understanding that tells you if students are ready to progress or if they require additional modeling.