A recent issue of English Teaching Forum, the ELT journal with the largest circulation in the world, features an article by U.S. teacher, Sandra Clark, on teacher training using the GRR model, the Gradual Release of Responsibility model first introduced in U.S. public schools in the 80s. Could this model be relevant for today’s English language teachers?
This author asserts that the Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR) model will improve teaching abilities in any setting. She explains the four stages of GRR—focus lesson, guided instruction, collaborative learning, and independent practice—and illustrates them with charts and scenarios and applies them through model lessons.
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