You’ve heard about the I Do, We Do, You Do strategy as a way to scaffold new information in your classroom. But chances are, you’re already doing it – teachers are naturals at the technique. We’ll break down the strategy, give examples of using it, and show you how to do Gradual Release using technology.
“I do, we do, you do” is a teaching strategy that involves a gradual release of responsibility from the teacher to the students. The three phases are:
The goal of the “I do, we do, you do” strategy is to gradually shift the responsibility for learning from the teacher to the students. Students can build their skills and confidence over time by starting with explicit instruction and modeling, moving to guided practice, and finally to independent practice.
Here are a few examples of the Gradual Release strategy at work, so you can understand how to apply I Do, We Do, You Do in your class.
One way to increase student engagement is to incorporate I Do, We Do, You Do into direct instruction. You can do this effortlessly with TeacherMade’s Slide View.
Slide View can integrate questions and activities into your Google Slides or PowerPoints. So you can demonstrate a new skill or concept, work a question together as a class using our 20+ question types, and then let your students try the concept on their own.
When students submit their answers through Slide View, you get instant access to the results. So you can address common issues instantly. That instant connection to feedback makes your lesson more engaging and effective.
With TeacherMade Slide View you can: