Learning Choices – Management One
Expert Tips: Management Considerations for Learning Choices
Overview: Use the following activities to reflect on the management considerations for your Learning Choices lesson. As you work through the activities, think about additions, edits or changes you can make to improve your lesson.
Remember that effective DI teachers:
- Know: How do you want your classroom to feel, look and sound?
- Teach: What strategies will you use to explain, model and communicate your expectations and procedures?
- Reinforce: What strategies will you use to support students in following the expectations and procedures?
Enforce: What consequences will you implement when students are unsuccessful in meeting the expectations and procedures?
Learning Choices Top Three Tips Video
Take a look at this short video outlining the top three management tips for successfully implementing a split screen.
Learning Choices Management Questions
Answer the following interview questions to guide your thinking on the best management considerations for a Learning Choices lesson:
- What expectations will you communicate to your students, so that the procedures are followed?
- How will you communicate and teach them to your students?
- Where/how will they be posted?
- Do you feel as though these expectations will guide students when 1) they have a question, 2) get stuck or 3) finish early? If so, how?
- Did you create and prepare an accessible Anchor?
- Where will the Anchor instructions/materials be posted?
- Is the Anchor something that all students can do?
- How long are you planning for this Learning Choices lesson to take place? How will you communicate it and track that time?
- How will students learn what their Learning Choices (at their correct level of difficulty) will be and what the objectives are for them or their specific group?
- Will students work with partners or by themselves? If they are partners, how will they know who to work with?
- How will your room be set up? Where will the students sit? How will you get the room set up that way? Will you do it ahead of time? Will students help organize the room?
- Are there materials that students will need to complete their work? If so, how will it be distributed efficiently or where can students access them?
- In what ways will you hold students accountable for their work and behavior?
- How will you provide feedback for your students?
- If a student(s) is unable to follow the expectations and procedures, what consequences do you plan to implement? When will you implement them?