Teaching the Lesson
This chapter draws on classroom research, linking elements of instruction within the traditionally favored fonnat to student achievement gain in order to identify a model for presenting group lessons. It shows how this model has been adjusted to various teaching contexts in different classroom experiments. The chapter focuses research on child development and student motivation. It presents an expanded model that stresses the relationship between active teaching and ac tive learning. The chapter also shows that this model will be useful for planning instruction across a broad range of classroom teaching situations, although recognize that no single model is appropriate for all situations. It provides a framework that teachers can utilize as they consider means by which to help students develop inlerest in learning key concepts and skills as well as to help students to develop and pursue their own interests.