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Journal of Effective Teaching, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2010  

Ginsberg, S. M. (2010). “Mind the Gap” in the Classroom. The Journal of Effective Teaching, 10(2), 74-80. [Full Text]


This reflective essay describes a teacher’s development of a student-centered approach to teaching which bridges the gap between students’ knowledge before and after a course. In “mind the gap teaching,” students’ prior knowledge leads the conversation and, in turn, the teaching, allowing them to integrate new information more effectively.


Keywords: Student-centered learning, student led discussions, teacher reflections, classroom dialogue.