On Teaching, Cooking "I do. We do. You do." The gradual release of responsibility (also known as I do, we do, you do) is a teaching strategy that includes demonstration, prompt, and practice.
At the beginning of a lesson or when new material is being introduced, the teacher has a prominent role in the delivery of the content. This is the “I do” phase. But as the student acquires the new information and skills, the responsibility of learning shifts from teacher-directed instruction to student processing activities. In the “We do” phase of learning, the teacher continues to model, question, prompt and cue students; but as student move into the “You do” phases, they rely more on themselves and less on the teacher to complete the learning task (Levy, 2007). #AuthenticWork
Levy, E. (2007). Gradual Release of Responsibility: I do, We do, You do. http://www.sjboces.org/doc/Gifted/GradualReleaseResponsibilityJan08.pdf