Effective teaching behaviors are easy to finding the professional literature and easy to emulate. Across grade levels, navigating the strategic use of wait time is effective for learners. Simply put, when posing questions to individual students, wait for the response, don’t repair. If the student answers incorrectly–all the better sometimes. Guiding the incorrect answer can provide real richness in the teaching learning process.
Following is a bit more from our research as I am explaining to a group of K-8 teachers serving in Chicago Public Schools.