Free Resource Friday: 9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons

  1. Focus on teaching and learning strategies without neglecting tight curriculum
  2. Plan collaboratively
  3. Use backwards planning: design assessments and then content
  4. Make objectives comprehensible for students
  5. Create material that can be accessed on smartphones
  6. Build in think time for students before asking them to orally respond
  7. When possible, allow students to choose whom to work with, the content, the due dates, where to work, and how they complete a task
  8. Plan four or more weeks ahead, incorporating spiral curriculum and flex time
  9. In your plans, allow time for students to engage in productive struggle


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