The Silent Teacher uses carefully crafted examples to draw students attention to key concepts without talking.
This focuses students attention on the examples so that you can focus on the students.
What is the same? What is different?
What do you notice?
"I present students with an example that I first model in absolute silence so my students can concentrate as much as possible on what is happening on the board (what I call Silent Teacher). I then annotate and narrate over the top of my example to give clarity to the process. Then my students try a mathematically similar example on mini whiteboards, and I would choose a couple of attempts to utilise the technique of show-call. This process, which goes under the name example-problem pairs, is described in detail in my book. ." Craig Barton