Parents and students have given me permission to share this video for educational purposes.
This teaching model was very helpful in teaching students how to complete a learning task. I worked with a couple of students one on one, so we were not always able to do the “you do it together” section. They still seemed able to grasp the concept more quickly than if I had just given a lecture about the subject then asked them to complete a task. Watching me complete the task, the students attention was undivided. They were focused and interested in what I was doing. Because I spoke out loud about my thinking process, they felt more comfortable thinking out loud themselves when it came to the We do it and You do it alone scenarios.
I did work with one small group of 2 students (as seen in the video above). The only difference was in the “you do it together” section of the teaching model. When the two students were working together I prompted them to think out loud to each other instead of just having one student complete the task while the other watched. That prompt seemed to help them grasp what they were supposed to be doing and they accomplished it easily.