It is important when writing your commentaries to illustrate why you chose the teaching strategies detailed in your lesson plans. Namely, you will need to describe how your strategies impacted student learning.
You should conduct some research to support your decisions. What should you research? Here are a few suggestions:
- Schema theory
- Active engagement
- Zone of proximal development
- Spiral Curriculum
- The role of language
- Comprehension Instruction
Note: In your commentaries, make sure to be explicit when making connections between your research and your teaching strategies.