Teaching Journal: Basic Skills as a Foundation for Student Success in California Community Colleges - Section D
Authors and summary: Prepared by The Center for Student Success (CSS), Research JULY 2007 (second edition)and Planning (RP) Group for California Community Colleges. Effective instructional practices are the key to achieving desired student outcomes for developmental programs.
Thoughts: This had a ton of very dense information. My take away points are that student-centered apprenticeship based teaching or "coaching" is the preferred approach by the group of writers for this document. I agree with this and have constantly stated that I would prefer to have a mentor instead of a teacher. I simply want things modeled for me and then I can take what I like and modify it. I don't really need a lecture on anything, just a model of my questions whether through physical actions or a piece of writing.