Differentiates learning

  • Teacher seizes an opportunity to enhance learning, building on a spontaneous event or student interests, or successfully adjusts and differentiates instruction to address individual student misunderstandings.
  • Teacher persists in seeking effective approaches for students who need help, using an extensive repertoire of instructional strategies and soliciting additional resources from the school or community.

-The Danielson Group

The flipped classroom

Teacher Luke Luginbuhl uses a hybrid flipped classroom at U-High. Class Format A video, usually about 20 minutes, is assigned for homework; it serves as a replacement for a typical lecture. The video is posted on YouTube and students are expected to have taken notes and watched it by the time ...
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Completing and grading assignments completely online

Students are better able to self-assess and monitor their progress because everything is in one place, and moreover, it is easier for instructors to provide them with greater feedback. At U-High we use the assignment tool built into Blackboard Learn. It has proven to be very intuitive and reliable. Teacher ...
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Using “noredink” to create indivualized grammar practice for students

The noredink site allows teachers to set up customized grammar exercises for students based on their individual needs. Teacher Shannon Maney uses it in her English classes as part of the formative and summative writing processes. When students turn in pieces of formative writing, she will mark the grammar rules that ...
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