Teach for Life | Wichita, Kansas
I Do We Do You Do is a helpful pattern to follow when teaching something new. Through this technique, students are eased from learning about an activity to doing it on their own.
I Do We Do You Do is a proven method for helping students to learn and practice new skills. Let’s see how it works. As an example, we’ll see how a mother bird teaches her babies to fly. She follows the method of I Do We Do You Do! The mother bird is the teacher, and the baby birds are the students. The first step is I do. The teacher demonstrates the new skill she is teaching and explains the process to the students. The teacher might demonstrate the skill a few times, to make sure the students understand. The second step is We do. The teacher and the students practice the new skill together. This is where they spend the most time. They practice the skill together until the students seem confident about the process. The third step is You do. The students practice the skill on their own. During this part, the teacher observes the students to see if they have learned the skill correctly, and to guide those who need help. This method is a very effective way to help your students gradually build confidence as they learn and practice a new skill. More than just a teaching method, this is a pattern you can follow whenever you teach something new.