"When implemented the right way, is gradual release of responsibility (aka "I do, we do, you do" model) considered a best practice? We have lots of new teachers at my school this year and I heard some of them talking about not using gradual release of responsibility anymore, and I starting wondering if I was teaching in an outdated way!"
I pointed her to a similar discussion on this blog, Tools for Teaching: How to Transform Direct Instruction, but would love our community's input as well: Do you use modeling? How/when do use it? How does it compare to other instructional strategies, such as inquiry-based learning?
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