Differentiated instruction aims to meet the diverse needs of students. But it can be difficult to design lessons that support students who are struggling without restricting those who are ready for more advanced study.
This month's featured resource, the Rigormeter, offers educators a straightforward outline of six learning stages, along with suggested actions for student engagement in each phase of the learning process. For additional guidance, reach out to our team!
According to the Danielson framework, a coherently sequenced and aligned lesson plan is one of the marks of a highly effective teacher. But finding ways to pace your lessons is a difficult task, considering you're also trying to strike a balance between modeling, guided practice, and application. Throw in the fact that students work at different paces, and you've got yourself a nice little challenge.
How can you enhance your lessons? Our featured resource may be able to help! It offers tips and tricks to support lesson timing, transitions, and more. For additional guidance, reach out to our team of expert coaches who can help level up your lesson planning!
Numerous studies underscore the importance of student engagement and its impact on attendance and achievement; however, engaging students at this point in the school year can often feel like a challenge. What can you do?
Start with this month's featured resource, which includes 16 practical strategies for student engagement. These strategies, which range from highlighting student work to crafting a scavenger hunt, can work for multiple content areas and grade levels. Each suggestion here can get you started — and we're here to offer additional support as you continue to re-imagine engagement in your classroom.