Commonalities in Teaching Methods for Second and Third Grade Students
The variability in teaching methods leaves one to question the factors of effective teaching. In this poster, observations made at Community School of Davidson of second and third grade classrooms are summarized. Teaching methods in three different classrooms are compared in order to determine what the teachers are doing best and what the children adapt to readily. Each author was assigned to one classroom to observe teachers and children for one hour in the morning. Some factors were shared by all teachers. All three used metacognition by gaining feedback from the children in order to determine what they understood and used interleaving to review the lesson concepts after the activities. We have determined that these commonalities in teaching methods seemed to correlate with methods that have shown to be effective in previous studies.