Organize Your Teaching

Explore resources designed to improve instruction so that students can better understand, remember and apply what they have learned.

Explore the subtopics below to learn more about the recommended practices:

To learn more about the research underlying these practices, view the IES Practice Guide, Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning.

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Quizzing With Clickers

Organize Your Teaching > Spacing Learning > See How It Works

Middle school social studies teacher Patrice Bain explains how she uses "clickers" (remote control devices) to give short, ungraded quizzes to prompt student recall of key course material. View the...

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Bell Ringers, Pyramids, and Big Ideas

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Social Studies teacher Bonny Bowen describes how she uses three types of quiz activities to help students master and retain key course material. Related Files: Plainwell Middle School...

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Student Work: Explanation of Math Answer

Organize Your Teaching > Higher-Order Questions > See How It Works

Just because a subject area involves problems with numbers and graphs doesn't mean students can't be asked to generate in-depth answers. View this sample student response to an algebra problem,...

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Sample Material

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Sample Essential Questions by Grade Level

Organize Your Teaching > Higher-Order Questions > See How It Works

View examples of essential questions created by teachers at Normal Park Museum Magnet Elementary and see how they organize their science and social studies-based modules around these...

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Lesson Plan: Socratic Seminar Planning Form

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See how teachers at Normal Park Museum Magnet Elementary plan for Socratic Seminars by identifying main concepts, questions, and pre- and post-activities to maximize the effects of using...

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Sample Material

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Student Assignment: Acme Landscaping Closure Activity

Organize Your Teaching > Abstract & Concrete > See How It Works

View an end-of-unit assignment from the math department at Kettle Moraine High School that asks students to explain in concrete terms the abstract concept of tangent ratios. Related...

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Graphic Organizer for Teaching Vocabulary With Visuals

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Middle-school teacher Bonnie Bowen uses this graphic organizer in her classroom to incorporate the use of visuals in vocabulary instruction. Related Files: Plainwell Middle School...

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Lesson Plan: Cupcake Geology

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View the lesson plan from Deb Wickerham's activity called "Cupcake Geology," which uses physical models to illustrate geologic concepts. Related Media and Files: Cupcake Geology: Using...

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Sample Material

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“I Can” Worksheets: Reviewing Concepts Over Time

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View "I Can" sheets used by fifth-grade teacher Deb Wickerham for review purposes. Students fill in these worksheets during a unit and then use them to review and prepare for assessments later in...

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Sample Material

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Screenshots of Grade Reports Tracking Daily Quiz Results By Topic

Organize Your Teaching > Spacing Learning > See How It Works

View screenshots from an online grading report system, which organizes student quiz scores by the review topics that are cycled through each quarter. The reports highlight areas that need more...

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Sample Material

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Screenshot of Interactive Whiteboard Pre-Test With Summary of Student Answers

Organize Your Teaching > Spacing Learning > See How It Works

View a screenshot from an interactive whiteboard in Patrice Bain's social studies classroom. See how students' correct and incorrect responses to short, multiple choice quizzes are summarized for...

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Sample Material

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Student Handout: Order of Operations Homework With Worked Examples

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In this sample homework set, both incorrect and correct answers are offered as ways to help students think about the problem-solving steps and strategies involved. Related Media and...

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