Lesson Components

Incorporating Independent Practice


It's called independent practice, but this is no time to grade quizzes, Teach.

Giving students the time and space to do deep, sustained thinking can produce tons of learning. But only if you've fostered the right environment and are committed to providing strategic individual feedback while students work.

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Additional Resources

“Surviving Your Rookie Year of Teaching” MOOC

This free, open-enrollment Coursera class explains 3 high leverage ideas and techniques to help teachers thrive in their first (or fifteenth) year of teaching.

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Ending with an Exit Ticket

Ending class with an Exit Ticket could help you measure how effective your Independent Practice was.

Running A Quality Lesson

Why are practice and feedback so crucial to effective independent practice? Learn more about the Quality Lesson here.