10 Ways to Wrap Up Your Lesson

Michele HaikenBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Teachers should gather students for reflection and check understanding in the last few minutes of class to ensure everyone met the objective and address any confusion. Ten favorite ways to wrap up a lesson include exit tickets, 3-2-1 summaries, sentence-phrase-word reflections, stop and jot activities, captioning visuals, AEIOU reflections, rock-paper-scissors reflections, What’s In the Cards reflection protocol, quiz games, … Read More

Supporting Student Productive Struggle

Matthew JosephBlog, Innovate Better, Lead Better, Lesson Plan Better

In This Post: The definition of student productive struggle. Why productive struggle is important for students. Ways to promote productive struggle in your classroom, from planning to implementation. This week some of our school leaders and intervention professionals held a fall data meeting. One of the discussions, besides progress or increased needs, focused on the productive struggle of learners. Productive … Read More

4 Ways to Engage Students With Your Community

Rae HughartBlog, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Personalize Student Learning Better, Tech Better

In This Post: Community engagement is an incredibly valuable experience for students. Four ways to incorporate community engagement into your classroom or in your role. I have learned a number of different strategies for teaching over the last few years. I’ve taken a deep dive into mastery learning and explored gamification. I have dabbled with badging. I have dissected personalized … Read More