3 Ways Mastery Learning Can Fix Learning Loss

Chad OstrowskiBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better, Mastery Done Better

TL;DR: This post shares 3 ways mastery learning can fix learning loss. Mastery and instructional frameworks allow students to work at their own pace. They help shift the focus to supporting learners wherever they are at. Mastery changes mindset. It accounts for learner differences. And it provides a framework where targeted and tiered instruction is built in. Let’s be honest, … Read More

The Grid Method FAQ Series

Kari PitstickBlog, GRID FAQ, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Mastery Done Better

Series Overview The Grid Method is an instructional framework designed to meet the needs of each learner in every classroom. You can start implementing this method for mastery learning at any point during the school year! The Grid Method FAQ Series includes posts about everything you need to get started with implementing The Grid, including commonly asked questions by members … Read More

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 can I implement the Grid virtually?

Meghan HoseyBlog, GRID FAQ, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Mastery Done Better

TL;DR: Implement the Grid virtually by creating a daily routine, setting expectations, making the Grid easily accessible, keeping it simple, using videos, keeping yourself organized, assessing students in a variety of ways, and communicating with stakeholders often. Adjusting to a new learning structure can take time for you and your students. Give yourself grace as you and your students adapt … 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