This feature of SIOP, using strategies, encourages teachers to actively teach students how to use specific learning strategies such as: Problem solving, predicting, organizing, summarizing, categorizing, evaluating, self-monitoring, etc. This can be quite empowering for students to practice and own the ability to use these strategies on their own.
The 13th feature of SIOP deals with making sure students are actively developing learning strategies. Learning strategies like predicting, self-monitoring, and summarizing are critical to learning. As teachers, we need to make sure we are consciously providing students lessons that empower them to use these strategies. Some students seem naturally capable of employing learning strategies successfully without ever really having been taught how. However, most students do not have that level of confidence or competence in using learning strategies.
There are a number of things that we can do to empower our students. Most of them are simple. Most take little extra effort to put into practice. Here are five things you can do to help students own any learning strategy
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