I know we learn how to scaffold in college, but ask yourself… Are you planning your inclusion classes with scaffolding in mind? Scaffolding is a difficult teaching strategy to apply in class when there are many students with different levels of abilities. It needs to be planned carefully for each student, each lesson. This is very time-consuming. Data should be recorded as well in order to show evidence of learning to the case manager so goals can be adjusted. This is why inclusion classes have a co-teacher. The general ed teacher should be regularly planning and discussing different scaffolds for individual students. Goals should be made and communicated to the student so that he will be more willing to try improving on his own. After all, this is the end goal.
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8 Effective Scaffolding Techniques for the At-Risk Student