My wife and I attended the State Fair and watched the steeple jumps. The announcer stated that a jump with a single bar is harder for the horse than one with a double bar. When the horse sees the second bar, he/she knows the extent of the jump. With a single bar, the horse is unsure of what is next.
Do we give our students double bar learning where they know the extent of their learning? Do we give them double bar learning where they know the depth of their learning. Do we do a teacher think-aloud to reveal the cognitive heights that they need to attain? Do we give them exemplars so that they clearly see the jump ahead?
Do you give your students one bar or two bar education?