The Teacher’s Role in the Grid Method

Meghan DeeganBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Personalize Student Learning Better

TL;DR: One teacher’s experience using the grid method. A focused look at the role of the teacher in the grid method. “So you don’t really teach anymore.”  “The students teach themselves.” “When will I get to see you teach?”  In implementing the grid method, I’ve heard them all and I’ve heard them a lot.  So what is teaching and what … Read More

Management with the Grid: How to Keep Kids Motivated

Andrea KalchbennerBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lead Better, Manage Better, Personalize Student Learning Better

TL;DR: The Grid method can seem like a huge change, but there are some consistencies with a traditional approach. A teacher shares some strategies for management and engagement with the Grid. “How do you keep kids motivated?!” This question pops up over and over again for educators.  It does not matter whether you teach elementary or high school, or if … Read More

Creating your Student Tracking Page using the Triage System

Rae HughartBlog, Differentiate Better, Innovate Better, Manage Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: A quick introduction to the triage system for your classroom. Steps to set up a triage system and how it can benefit remote learning. Other potential uses, and a challenge for you! The triage system changed my classroom a few years ago when I connected with Chad Ostrowski. The student tracking page was the missing element I needed to … Read More

Primary Independence: How The Grid Method Can Work for Littles

Amanda PostBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Innovate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Personalize Student Learning Better, Tech Better

TL;DR: The Grid Method can completely change your teaching practice, even your life. Ways the Grid Method can absolutely work for your primary students. Just another PD session? Not exactly. Everyone knows how end of the year professional development goes. You sit in meetings all day long, thinking about how much you have to do before packing up for the … Read More