What Is the Grid Method?

Chad OstrowskiBlog, GRID FAQ, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Mastery Done Better

TL;DR: The Grid Method is an instructional framework that meets the needs of all learners in every classroom. Grids should be aligned with standards, tiered to meet student needs, and create cohesive and engaging learning experiences. Teachers monitor student progress for interventions, to form small groups, for reteaching, and to provide real-time feedback. A Simple Goal After seeing The Grid … Read More

How do you structure class while using the Grid?

Becky ThalBlog, GRID FAQ, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Mastery Done Better

TL;DR: Structuring class time while using The Grid Method involves incorporating a warm-up and time for goal setting, a mini-lesson, conferencing, wrap-up, and reflection. Tasks assigned to students should be relevant, meaningful, and allow them to take ownership of their learning. For folks new to The Grid Method, one of the things they struggle with most is trying to understand … Read More

What are some implementation strategies as I get started?

Rae HughartBlog, GRID FAQ, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Mastery Done Better

TL;DR: Some implementation strategies for The Grid Method include starting small and having a supportive network of colleagues to lean on. Allow students and stakeholders time to process this shift in your classroom and allow opportunities for them to provide feedback. With any new idea in the classroom, we must think through all of the details. Sometimes I feel like … Read More

How can I facilitate class discussions and group work?

Andrea KalchbennerBlog, GRID FAQ, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Mastery Done Better

TL;DR: Class discussions and group work can still be a part of a Grid Method classroom. Use your tracker, or progress monitor, to form groups for discussions or group work. The Grid Method provides opportunities for students to become leaders in the classroom. At first, using The Grid Method can seem like such a radical shift to your classroom structure … Read More