#101: 9 Types of Scaffolding When Teaching

effective teaching Jun 23, 2022

I am sure you already use scaffolding strategies to help each of your students learn.

Let’s face it, a classroom of students [just like any workplace] is really a hodgepodge of readiness, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses. In order to help all of our students learn, we have to be able to scaffold instruction in more than one way.

Today, I have the skinny 9 ways to scaffold instruction.


Before we begin, I just want to say thank you to everyone who entered the gift card drawing to celebrate the 100th episode of the podcast. The winner of the $100 TeachersPayTeachers Gift Card is Aimee Dunford. Congratulations, Aimee!

What is scaffolding instruction? Let's begin with a definition:

According to EdGlossary, "Scaffolding refers to a variety of instructional techniques used to move students progressively toward stronger understanding and, ultimately, greater independence in the learning process." 

There are lots of ways to scaffold instruction to help students succeed in their learning. So in today's episode, I talk about how scaffolding can be used in the classroom. I have 9 types of scaffolds for you to consider. 

Listen in to the full episode to find out:

  • 9 types of instructional scaffolds
  • Examples of scaffolded teaching
  • How you are probably already scaffolding for teaching
  • Additional ways scaffolding can be used in the classroom

Listen to this episode for all the goodness [and don't forget to grab the FREE Scaffolds for Instruction Cheat Sheet here]. And check out the links to other teacher opportunities and help below. ⬇️


Teach joyfully,

H.O.P.E. Education RESOURCES you're going to L️VE:

FREE Scaffolds for Instruction Cheat Sheet 

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