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Domain 3: Instruction

Component 3a: Communicating with Students

Component 3b: Using Questioning and Discussion Techniques

Component 3c: Engaging Student in Learning

Component 3d: Using Assessment in Instruction

Component 3e: Demonstrating Flexibility and Responsiveness


"Teaching is the highest form of understanding."



Instruction is a domain that is going to be constantly changing due to the change in your audience. There are many levels to instruction. Those levels include different types of activities and instructional methods. Some of the major components of instruction are communication, discussion techniques, engaging students, and providing feedback to students. The first component is communication. Communication is vital for students to understand the lesson, content, and the teacher's directions. Proper communication needs to be clear and accurate. The next component is discussion techniques. This one is important to me because I am an advocate of discussions in the classroom. They are a great way to break up instruction and get students to actively participate. Another component is engaging students. This has to start at the beginning of the lesson. The teacher must provide something to the students to stimulate their minds and get them engaged in the subject. The last component is providing feedback to students. This is very important to help students know where they stand and where they need to improve. Positive feedback can help create inspiration for a student.



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