Reciprocal Teaching outperforms regular teaching

This bar graph shows how reciprocal teaching can massively outperform ‘teaching as usual’, which is represented by the red line for the average effect size for a year of teaching in Aotearoa New Zealand. For more on the evidence base for reciprocal teaching see this article.

Best Evidence Synthesis graph on Reciprocal Teaching

RT3T™ is modernised Reciprocal Teaching

RT3T™ is a modernised version of reciprocal teaching which aims at improving students' skills in accessing and understanding challenging text in any learning area – with a high impact, inclusive and sustainable model.

  • RT3T™ promotes ‘confident, connected, actively involved lifelong learners’ (NZC, Vision Statement, 2007, p8)
  • RT3T™ is evidence-based
  • RT3T™ is a foundational collaborative and inclusive pedagogy that is cross-curricular
  • RT3T™ changes the way teachers teach and learners learn together

RT3T™ promotes confident, connected, actively involved lifelong learners

What could our Tamariki and Rangatahi get out of RT3T™

With RT3T™, students are much more likely to engage quickly and to succeed and accelerate on reading, language, thinking and content learning tests, and in NCEA and Scholarship

What could our tamariki and rangatahi expect to get from RT3T™?

  • Quickly double their progress in reading
  • Learn how to understand texts that seem hard to understand at first
  • Learn how to use reciprocal teaching key thinking skills for coping with challenging texts and tasks
  • Learn ways to get smarter at thinking – learn metacognitive skills
  • Develop confident oral language and collaborative skills so they can work productively with anyone in any subject area, and for life
  • Become excited about developing leadership skills
  • Feel safer and happier at school – experience less racism, discrimination and bullying

RT3T™ fosters safe learning environments that encourage learners and teachers to connect and build positive relationships through whakawhanaungatanga and kanohi ki te kanohi

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