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Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Recipe for Teaching: Cue-Do-Review | Effective Teaching Strategies - Faculty Focus

Patty Kohler-Evans, director of the Mashburn Center for Learning at the University of Central Arkansas and Chayla Rutledge, graduate assistant at the University of Central Arkansas insist, When a family gathers around the table to share a meal, the one who prepared and served the fare most likely spent time pondering the recipes, considering the meal’s consumers, and selecting the right balance of protein, carbohydrates, fruits, and vegetables. 

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As in the kitchen, so it is in the classroom. Faculty also ponder content, consider the lesson’s recipients, and select the right balance of lecture, group processing, and independent demonstration of competence. We decide upon our objectives for the lesson and we build our processes around the objectives, seeking to ensure that we reach everyone in our classrooms, online or face to face.

Cue-Do-Review, a teaching sequence that can be used in any lesson, regardless of content level, is one way to help ensure classroom instruction time is used effectively and efficiently. By purposefully targeting specific instructor behaviors at the beginning, middle, and end of a lesson, students are more likely to connect with and remember content.

Quality instruction begins with an opening that engages the learners in the lesson’s purpose and processes, and also helps the learner make connections. A critical element in the beginning of a lesson is linking new information to prior knowledge...

Finally, in the “Review” phase, the instructor checks students’ understanding of the processes used to teach, reinforces learning, and asks students how the process guided their learning. In essence, both critical content from the lesson and processes used in teaching are discussed and reviewed. Thus, the lesson ends with a brief review phase bringing the meal to a close, much like a dessert.  

During the last few minutes of class, many instructors use the time to cram in additional information, make added points, or issue reminders as students are packing up and ready to go.

Source: Faculty Focus