Authentic : The teacher needs to make it clear from the beginning of a unit/class that the purpose of learning is for both “now” and “later.” Instruction utilizes tasks and materials as close to real world tasks and materials as possible. While initially tasks and materials may be simpler or more highly structured, the goal is to work toward tasks and materials that students will actually use in their everyday school lives. What they learn can be generalized to real situations.
*Operations . Some operations are harder than others. Ask your teacher for help: (explain, demonstrate, give examples, scaffold)
*Situation. Is the situation conducive to learning (noise, pace, clarity of directions, getting help or feedback, resource materials)? If not, identify the problem and ask for help in solving it.
*Text. Some sources of information/ideas whether print, video/movie, live performance, audio, or multimedia are not as conducive to learning as others. Find other sources through your own efforts or ask for help from the teacher or classmates.