CONTINUUM OF TEACHING BEHAVIORS
NONDIRECTIVE MEDIATING DIRECTIVE
Acknowledge Model Facilitate Support Scaffold Co- Demonstrate Direct
Give attention Display for Offer short- Provide Set up Learn to work Actively Provide
and positive children a term fixed form of challenges or collaboratively display a specific
encouragement skill or assistance assistance, assist with children behavior or directions
to keep a child desirable to help a such as a children to on a problem engage in an for
engaged in an way of child bicycle’s work “on the or task, such activity while children’s
activity. behaving in achieve the training edge” of their as building a children behavior
the next level of wheels,, to current model or observe the within
classroom, functioning help a child competence. block outcome. narrowly
through (as an adult achieve the structure. defined
actions only does in ext level of dimensions
or with holding the functioning. of error.
cues, back of a
prompts, or bicycle
other forms while a child
of coaching. pedals).
Source: Reaching Potentials Through Transforming Curriculum, Assessment, And Teaching Vol. 2 Edited by Sue
Bredekamp and Teresa Rosegrant.
Washington, D.C.: National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1995, p.21.