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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Learning Together About Connecting Abstract and Concrete Representations of Concepts

Organize Your Teaching > Abstract & Concrete > Overview & Tools

This training activity can be used to convene a school in-service session for teachers to learn why and how to make concrete connections to abstract concepts. Related Media and...

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Discuss and Design: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Visual Representations

Organize Your Teaching > Abstract & Concrete > Overview & Tools

Use this tool to guide discussions, in groups, of ways to use graphics to promote learning. Related Media and Files: Using Graphics to Support Learning (Slideshow and Transcript)

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Planning Chart Activity: Incorporating More Concrete Connections to Abstract Concepts

Organize Your Teaching > Abstract & Concrete > Overview & Tools

This tool provides a format for brainstorming activities that use understandable representations to teach difficult concepts.

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Classroom Observation: Tracking Questions and Responses

Organize Your Teaching > Higher-Order Questions > Overview & Tools

In teams, use this observation form to observe ongoing questions and responses generated by class instruction and then provide feedback on impact and possible improvement.

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Sentence Starters for Generating Higher-Order Questions

Organize Your Teaching > Higher-Order Questions > Overview & Tools

Use this tool to develop questions and sentence starters that will help generate deeper explanations from students.

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Discuss and Design: Effective Classroom Structures for Higher-Order Questions

Organize Your Teaching > Higher-Order Questions > Overview & Tools

Use this observation chart to convene a school in-service session for teachers to learn about creating classroom structures that utilize student questioning to build explanations. Related...

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Learning Together About Using Higher-Order Questions to Help Students Build Explanations

Organize Your Teaching > Higher-Order Questions > Overview & Tools

The discussion questions in this tool can be used to convene a school in-service session for teachers to learn why and how to teach using higher-order questions. Related Media: Using...

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Lesson Planning: Developing a Review Game

Organize Your Teaching > Spacing Learning > Overview & Tools

Use this lesson plan template to design a game that requires students to recall important facts.

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Planning Chart Activity: Building in More Frequent Review

Organize Your Teaching > Spacing Learning > Overview & Tools

This planning chart activity can help to examine the sequence of activities throughout a unit or quarter to map out how key concepts will be revisited. Related Files: Learning Together...

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Learning Together About Spacing Learning Over Time

Organize Your Teaching > Spacing Learning > Overview & Tools

The materials and worksheet in this tool can be used to convene a school in-service session for teachers to learn why and how to space learning over time. Related Media and Files: Spacing...

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Learning Together About Quizzing

Organize Your Teaching > Spacing Learning > Overview & Tools

Follow the steps in this tool to convene a school in-service session for teachers to learn why and how to use quizzes to support students’ retention of key ideas. Related Media and...

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Discuss and Design: Creating Problem Sets With Worked Examples

Organize Your Teaching > Examples With Practice > Overview & Tools

Adult advocates can use this planner to collect information about the areas in which the student’s teachers have seen or would like to see improvement. Related Files: Student Handout:...

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