The Gradual Release of Responsibility Model: A Brief Overview

The core idea behind the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model (GRR) is that responsibility for learning is relinquished to students in smaller increments over a period of time. The process of GRR usually begins with teacher modelling sessions (“I do, you watch”), followed by a joint effort between teachers and their students (“We do together”). … Continue reading The Gradual Release of Responsibility Model: A Brief Overview

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Collaborative Problem Solving in a Nutshell

The general principle of Dr. Ross Greene's Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) theory is simple, but very powerful: “kids do well if they can.” In other words, all children are eager to learn and capable of academic greatness, assuming that there are appropriate resources and support systems available. In many cases, at-risk students, or children of … Continue reading Collaborative Problem Solving in a Nutshell

What is Self-Regulated Learning?

As a whole, Self-Regulated Learning (SRL) Theory is a process of strategic student engagement. This requires a few key components:  (1) interpreting/making sense of learning tasks, (2) setting goals and choosing appropriate strategies to meet them, and (3) keeping tack of one’s progress, and adjusting behaviour as necessary. Self-regulated learning is not always an innate … Continue reading What is Self-Regulated Learning?