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Teaching Methods: SCAFFOLDING. Ashley ~ Cindy ~ Leah ~ Lori ~ Natalie. What is it?. S c a f f o d I n g. Scaffolding in education is very similar to scaffolding in construction. Scaffolding is a temporary support system used until the task is complete.

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Teaching Methods:SCAFFOLDING

  • Ashley ~ Cindy ~ Leah ~ Lori ~ Natalie
s c a f f o d i n g

Scaffolding in education is very similar to scaffolding in construction. Scaffolding is a temporary support system used until the task is complete.


Instructors provide support during initial learning. This allows for learners to accomplish tasks they otherwise could not do on their own.

once learners develop the skill the instructor can gradually remove the scaffolding
Once learners develop the skill, the instructor can gradually remove the scaffolding.

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strengths of scaffolding
Strengths Of Scaffolding

*Independent Learners

*Self-Regulating Learners

*Good Problem Solvers

*Provides individualized instruction

*Engages the Learner

*Motivates the Learner

*Minimizes Frustration Level of the Learner

“What I hear, I forget. What I see, I remember. What I do, I understand.” - Kung Fu Tzu (Confucius)

weaknesses of scaffolding
Weaknesses of Scaffolding
  • Very time consuming
  • Lack of sufficient personnel
  • Potential for misjudging the Zone of Proximal Development
  • Inadequately modeling the desired behaviors, strategies or activities because the teacher has not fully considered the students needs.
  • Full benefits not see unless the instructors are properly trained
  • Requires the teacher to give up control as fading occurs
  • Lack of specific examples and tips in teacher’s editions of textbooks.



Make what you are teaching relevant to today’s teens.



  • Prepare students for language or vocabulary related to what you will be learning about BEFORE YOU DIG IN.
  • Discuss any related issues that will be coming up within the lesson BEFORE YOU DIG IN.
scaffolds are activities and tasks that
Scaffolds are Activities and Tasks that:
  • Motivate or enlist the child’s interest to the task.
  • Simplify tasks to make them achievable for the child
  • Provide some direction to help the child focus on achieving the goal
  • Clearly indicate differences between the child’s work and the standard solution
  • Reduce frustration and risk
  • Model and clearly define expectations of the activity being performed (Bransford, Brown and Cocking 2000).
john mckenzie s thoughts about scaffolding
“The teachers provide clarity and support, but the students construct the final result through their research” (McKenzie, 1999).John McKenzie’s thoughts about Scaffolding:
works cited
Works Cited:\Draper/dp/0689842090/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Kauer, Professor Susanne. Renaissance Primer: Common Phrases & Expressions.

Lipscomb, L., Swanson, J., West, A. (2004). Scaffolding. In M. Orey (Ed.), Emerging Perspectives on Learning, Teaching, and Technology. Retrieved <July 2009> from

R. Van Der Stuyf, Rachel. Scaffolding as a Teaching Strategy. “Adolescent Learning and Development.” 17, Nov. 2002