2021 School Reopening: Now What?
Stretching Student Engagement and Motivation to a New Level
RESET Teaching and Learning with Updated Strategies for In-person AND Hybrid Instruction
Mode of operation Pre-March 13, 2020...Do any of these look familiar?
- Worksheets and more worksheets: Are students retaining information and gaining transferrable skills or just finishing the assignment?
- Standardized Test-Prep Lessons: Are they effective? Looking for more engaging methods?
- Lecture-focused Instruction: Are students tuned in?
- Lengthy homework assignments resulting in...
- ...excessive grading time. S.T.R.E.T.C.H. offers strategies for authentic on-the-spot assessment and evidence of learning.
- Behavior referrals/removal from classroom/suspensions: But then...who bears the burden of getting students caught up and back on track upon return?
- Textbook dependence: Learn how to support struggling readers who are motivated, inspired and have a desire to learn but...
- Sleepy, tired, disengaged students: Let's wake them up with "get-up-and-move" learning activities! (ALL grade levels)
Characteristics of a Post-Pandemic Classroom RESET
- Student self-assessment and peer assessment resulting in...
- ...fewer hours spent grading.
- Engaging, non-traditional teaching methods and strategies
- Physical movement in the classroom at all levels
- More interaction...less photocopying
- Successfully diffusing behavior challenges while in class. No referral needed.
- Effectively utilizing the textbook as a resource, not a teaching strategy. Remember struggling readers?
- Navigating and re-thinking the homework dilemma--Still relevant and purposeful but...learn how to assign value and utilize effectively while reducing grading time.