Student Reflection: How to Ensure It’s Done, Done Well, and Done With Grit

Rae HughartBlog, Class Management, Engagement, Innovation, Lesson Planning

Student Reflection - How to ensure it's done, done well, and done with grit

Research shows daily student reflection and goal setting has positive effects on students. The missing piece of implementing reflection and goal setting in many classrooms is student ownership. Allowing students to choose the medium used, providing open-ended questions, sharing (some) of that reflection with stakeholders, embedding it into routine to make it a habit, reflection checks, and reflection on the … Read More

Create Your Own Breakout EDU or Escape Room Challenge

Erin HallBlog, Innovation, Lesson Planning

Create Your Own Breakout or Escape Room Challenge

I love the concept of Escape Rooms and Breakout EDU challenges! I think escape rooms and breakout EDU challenges are great ways to encourage teamwork, build a strong and positive classroom culture, and engage students with challenging ideas in a low-stress (but high-fun!) way. Over the last year, I’ve created my own version of a hybrid-Escape/Breakout Challenge that is very … Read More

Let Spoken Word Transform Your Poetry Unit!

Ryan McHaleAdministration, Blog, Lesson Planning

Let Spoken Word Transform Your Poetry Unit

Don’t Fear the Poetry Unit. I don’t know about you, but the loudest collective groan to ricochet off the four walls of my classroom occurs the moment I announce the start of our poetry unit. Without fail, students go into panic mode. They offer to do double the homework for a month if we could just read another novel. I … Read More

Creating a Mastery Grid in Google Docs (video)

Tiffany OttBlog, Class Management, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Technology, Video

Creating a mastery grid in google docs - video

Working on your next Mastery Grid?  Video Highlights Editing a Mastery Grid template can get a little tricky when you don’t have the same numbers of learning opportunities at each level as the template does. Have no fear! This video will show you how to build your own Mastery Grids in Google Docs using tables and merging cells. Build … Read More

Live Webinar with ISTE New England – The Grid Method: Mastery-Learning System

Teach Better TeamBlog, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning, Start Here, Video

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Interested in mastery-learning? Chad Ostrowski (@chadostriwski) shares The Grid Method – Mastery-Learning System, which we have spent the past several years sharing with teachers across the country. This webinar will give you an overview of the system, its components, and what it could look like in your classroom. Video Highlights The key components of The Grid Method. The reasons Chad … Read More