I Tried the Grid Method!

Janel SebenyBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Mastery Done Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Trying The Grid Method for the first time can be intimidating. The first piece of advice for trying The Grid Method is to become a learner. Use DOK levels to advance learners in each level of a Grid. The Grid Method can allow teachers to conference with students during class more than other structures. When trying something new, don’t … Read More

No More Giant Backpack: Using the Grid Method

Michelle KasunBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Grade Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Mastery Done Better

TL;DR: Follow the journey of Michelle as she discovered the Grid Method. Read five reasons why using the Grid Method is so effective: (1) standards-based (2) strategic and timely assessments (3) varied assessment (4) students work at own pace (5) enrichment opportunities. I recently saw a teacher meme that showed a man with a GIANT backpack and the caption, “When … Read More

Self Paced Mastery Learning: Featuring Chelsea Nicolino

Joshua StamperAspire Podcast

Chelsea Nicolino, Joshua Stamper, Mastery Learning, Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Tech Better

In your school or classroom, do your students have an opportunity to solve real life problems in their community?  This week’s guest, Chelsea Nicolino, shares how she made a shift in her teaching to allow students to work at their own pace, partner with city leaders, and utilize the Grid Method.  In this episode, we also discuss: Assessing student mastery  … Read More

3 Ways Mastery Learning Can Fix Learning Loss

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Mastery Done Better

TL;DR: This post shares 3 ways mastery learning can fix learning loss. Mastery and instructional frameworks allow students to work at their own pace. They help shift the focus to supporting learners wherever they are at. Mastery changes mindset. It accounts for learner differences. And it provides a framework where targeted and tiered instruction is built in. Let’s be honest, … Read More

The Grid Method FAQ Series

Kari PitstickBlog, GRID FAQ, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Mastery Done Better

Series Overview The Grid Method is an instructional framework designed to meet the needs of each learner in every classroom. You can start implementing this method for mastery learning at any point during the school year! The Grid Method FAQ Series includes posts about everything you need to get started with implementing The Grid, including commonly asked questions by members … Read More