Effective Teaching and Learning

Effective instructional strategies will be presented that promote student engagement and energize students to be thinkers and doers.  All can be applied to various content areas and age groups.  If you like,  customize your workshop by selecting the options from the following table and email them to Franny (Franny@learnerslink.com).  She will design an in-service day or series of days that will motivate and inspire your teachers!

Effective Low Preparation Strategies 

1.       Anchor Activities

2.       Book Choice

3.       Competition Options

4.       Computer Programs

5.       Exit and Entrance Cards

6.       Explorations by Interest

7.       Flexible Grouping by Readiness, Interest, Learning Profile

8.       Homework Options

9.       Journal Prompts by Readiness, Interest, Learning Profile

10.   Multiple Intelligences in Lessons and Choice Options

11.   Open-ended Activities

12.   Reading Buddies

13.   Scaffolding

14.   Student/Teacher Goal Setting

15.   TAPS for Grouping – Together, Alone, Partners, Small Group

16.   Think-Pair-Share by Readiness, Interest, Learning Profiles

17.   Questioning at Six Levels with Bloom’s


18.   Questioning at Six Levels with Six Hats®

Effective High Preparation Strategies 

1.       Alternative Assessments

2.       Apprenticeships

3.       Centers

4.       Choice Boards

5.       Compacting

6.       Content Appropriate Activities

7.       Content Games such as I Have, Who Has

8.       Graphic Organizers by Readiness and Content

9.       Group Investigations or Lab Work

10.   Impact/Service Projects

11.   Independent Study

12.   Interest Centers

13.   Mentorships

14.   Most Difficult First

15.   Multiple Texts

16.   Pre-and Post Assessments

17.   Research Options

18.   Simulations

19.   Spelling or Vocabulary by Readiness

20.   Stations

21.   Think-Tac-Toe

22.   Tiered Activities

23.   Tiered Products