Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in English
This paper will detail how the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic revealed the need for a modification of our current educational best practices. This modification asks that teachers create an intentional Pause where students can spend time dwelling on content and making their own meaning before teachers intervene through scaffolding and front loading. It uses a combination of personal experience, review of best practices, and Covid-19 data to show that best practices did not transfer well during the pandemic. It will then provide evidence for the addition of the Pause as well as addressing anticipated counterarguments.
creativity, independence, education, scaffolding, front loading, flipped instruction, failure, Covid-19
Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Methods | Online and Distance Education | Secondary Education | Secondary Education and Teaching | Teacher Education and Professional Development
© Amanda J. Anderson
Anderson, Amanda J., "Creating the Pause: A Theoretical Approach to Helping Students Achieve Creative Independence" (2023). MSU Graduate Theses. 3868.