Additional Components Starters Leverage the fact that that the beginning of class, as well as the end of class, tends to have a larger than average impact size on learning. There are a number of different ways to start the classroom. You can choose to implement a routine that unpacks key information, run a protocol that helps facilitate an open and supportive environment, introduce or reinforce concepts or skills, or you may even launch straight into a particularly important module. Discover & Share Starters Additional Components Transitions A bonus effect of using modules to structure your class is that the change in activities provides a natural transition for students. Some longer, or more restless, classes might still choose to have an intentional built-in energizer between modules to refresh focus and assist in transitioning effectively. Discover & Share Transition Ideas Additional Components Final Thoughts Like starters, students are usually primed for longer-term learning. during this time. As long as students aren't rushed, this is an opportunity to emphasize take-away messages. One approach is to circle back to a concept or skill that was covered earlier. Another great approach is to have students fill out a quick form at the end of each class where they choose one meaningful question to answer. This activity can usually be completed in less than two minutes and encourages students to reflect on their learning and share with the teacher. In addition to consolidating learning and helping students form a narrative, students have one last opportunity to share something personally important or make a suggestion to improve the learning in the classroom. Discover & Share Resources for Final Thoughts


Additional Components and Important Elements Starters, Transitions, & Final Thoughts Student Support Plans Measuring Your Impact