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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Connecting Abstract and Concrete Representations of Concepts

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View this multimedia overview to learn about how connecting abstract ideas with concrete situations can help students understand difficult concepts and transfer their knowledge to new situations.

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Using Higher-Order Questions to Help Students Build Explanations

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View a multimedia overview to learn how teachers can promote critical thinking skills by posing higher-order questions and encouraging student explanations.

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Spacing Learning Over Time With Review and Quizzing

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View this multimedia overview to learn about how spacing the review of key concepts over weeks and months and using quizzes can improve students' memory.

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Overview

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Alternating Worked Examples With Practice

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This multimedia overview explains how alternating worked examples with opportunities for problem solving improves student learning/

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Overview

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How to Organize Your Teaching

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Research in cognitive psychology suggests several ways teachers can organize instruction to improve their students' learning. Use this multimedia overview to learn about research-based strategies...

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Overview

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Strategic Study: Using the “Delayed Judgment of Learning” Task

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In this interview, professor Janet Metcalfe describes how teachers can teach their students to use flashcards to assess what they know, and what they don't know, and to strategically focus their...

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Expert Interview

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Key Concepts in Using Higher-Order Questions

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Listen as Dr. Annemarie Palincsar discusses the importance of asking higher-order questions and how to build opportunities for deep explanations in the classroom.

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Expert Interview

1921 views
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Using Concrete Situations to Introduce Content

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In this interview, Dr. Brian Bottge talks about how teachers can introduce content with real-world problem scenarios and make connections with abstract concepts.

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Expert Interview

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Key Concepts in Spacing Learning Over Time

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Listen to Dr. Mark McDaniel discuss how spacing learning of material over time improves memory, and understand the optimal ways to space course materials.

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Expert Interview

808 views
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Using Quizzes to Boost Achievement

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Listen as Dr. Mark McDaniel describes how short, frequent, ungraded quizzes are useful tools for promoting memory and retention over time.

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Expert Interview

731 views
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Key Concepts in Alternating Worked Examples With Practice

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Listen to Dr. Ken Koedinger talk about how alternating examples with practice improves students' problem-solving strategies.

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Expert Interview

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Key Concepts in Organizing Instruction and Study

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Dr. Hal Pashler, chair of the expert panel that produced the IES Practice Guide on Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning, describes how research in cognitive psychology can...

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Expert Interview

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