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Check for Understanding: What Are You Learning About Your Students During the Lesson?

Teachers often focus on what students will learn during a lesson. Rarely, do we stop and ask ourselves, “What will I learn about what my students know or can do during this lesson?” This is a critical question that teachers … Continue reading

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Assessing Prior Knowledge: What Do Your Students Already Know?

Designing a one-size-fits-all lesson assumes that every student is starting from the same point. The reality is that students enter our classrooms with varied skillsets and prior knowledge. If teachers assess their students’ knowledge before diving into an explanation, lesson, … Continue reading

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Icebreaker Idea: Fun with the Frayer Model

The Frayer Model is a graphic organizer that many teachers use to support vocabulary development. It can be easily adapted to facilitate fun icebreaker activities at the start of the school year. I created the template below using Google Slides … Continue reading

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