Say, See, Do Teaching

Say, see, and do teaching integrates auditory, visual and physical modalities into 'chunk,' one step at a time, teaching.

According to Jones, "All good teaching focuses on learning by doing" (pg. 85). Doing one step at a time in a series is how we learn. If students are given information, information, and more information, the student will become cognitive overloaded and not remember what was taught.

Teaching one thing at a time and allowing students to work on the skill acquired allows the student to build on their prior knowledge, thus remembering concept.

Taking the time to teach a lesson correctly the first time will save time from having to re-teach it again.

As Jones stated, "Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect" (pg. 89). 

During Say, See, Do Teaching there is a cycle of explanation (say), modeling (see), and structured practice (do), which will lead from guided practice to independent practice, and finally to generalization and discrimination.

The video below is an example of See, Say & Do Teaching.

"Listen to the words of the wise; apply your heart to my instruction." Proverbs: 22-17 (NLT)

The relevance of the scripture is when taking the time to teach one step at a time, all lessons can be taught, and remembered.