TL;DR: Some implementation strategies for The Grid Method include starting small and having a supportive network of colleagues to lean on. Allow students and stakeholders time to process this shift in your classroom and allow opportunities for them to provide feedback. With any new idea in the classroom, we must think through all of the details. Sometimes I feel like … Read More
Do you have any tips for creating a Grid?
TL;DR: A grid is a full unit and can evaluate a standard, a group of standards, a target, or a key idea. Consider your assessment before fully creating a Grid. Think of each box as a lesson plan. Find the right spot for Teacher Checks with your Grid. The Grid Method can help promote student ownership of their learning and … Read More
How do I introduce the Grid to my students & stakeholders?
TL;DR: Introduce the Grid to your students by starting with an Intro Grid. When creating your Intro Grid, include procedures you want to establish with your students. Model your Intro Grid after future Grids that may be used. Communicate with stakeholders through videos and emails. Allow students and stakeholders to provide feedback to you often. Help! I just spent days, … Read More
How can I facilitate class discussions and group work?
TL;DR: Class discussions and group work can still be a part of a Grid Method classroom. Use your tracker, or progress monitor, to form groups for discussions or group work. The Grid Method provides opportunities for students to become leaders in the classroom. At first, using The Grid Method can seem like such a radical shift to your classroom structure … Read More
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