Let Your Students Lead

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Class Management, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning

Let your students lead

Letting go of control in your classroom is difficult. As teachers, we sometimes have a hard time letting go of control. As we consider management issues, keeping everyone engaged, and the constant pressures of pacing guides and state testing, the easiest solution seems to be for us to take control in any and every way possible. This often leads to … Read More

Overcoming the Fear of Mastery Learning (video)

Tiffany OttBlog, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning, Video

Overcoming the Fear of Mastery Learning - Video

Is fear stopping you from implementing mastery learning in your classroom? Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Hey guys! Tiffany Ott here, and today we are going to talk about a super duper important topic. Fear. Now, I’m not talking about fear in our students, we have a lot of strategies for dealing with that, right. So test anxiety, tons … Read More

Standards-Based Grading and Behavior Characteristics: Connecting the Pieces.

Rae HughartAdministration, Blog, Competency Based Learning, Innovation, Mastery Learning, Self-Paced Learning, Standards-Based Grading, Teach Further

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How do standards-based grading and behavior characteristics work together? Standards-based grading requires students to be evaluated based on their understanding level of each standard. While this continues to address gaps in the traditional grade book format, it draws a harsh line between student academic success and student behavior characteristics. More often than not, educators voice concerns about the ability to … Read More

9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans : Differentiation

Rae HughartBlog, Innovation, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Start Here, Teach Further, UDL

9 Ways to Fix Your Lesson Plans - Differentiation

Differentiation is a powerful way to fix your lesson plans. What is differentiation in education? Differentiation simply means tailoring your instruction to meet the individual needs of all your students. A simple definition, but a potentially difficult challenge! Especially when you have 30 students needing 30 different things for each activity – Yikes! But providing differentiated tools can be incredibly … Read More

Motivating Students with Creative Curriculum Using the 5 Senses (video)

Rae HughartBlog, Lesson Planning, Mastery Learning, Survival, Teach Further, Video

Motivating Students with Creative Curriculum Using the 5 Senses - Video

How can we motivate students with creative curriculum? Full transcript below video. Video Transcript Hey guys it’s Rae and I am really excited that we are talking about creativity in the classroom to start engaging students. Now I am totally biased, I love this topic, especially when I’m using the Teach Further model. If you haven’t heard of the Teach … Read More