No More Giant Backpack: Using the Grid Method

Michelle KasunBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Grade Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Mastery Done Better

TL;DR: Follow the journey of Michelle as she discovered the Grid Method. Read five reasons why using the Grid Method is so effective: (1) standards-based (2) strategic and timely assessments (3) varied assessment (4) students work at own pace (5) enrichment opportunities. I recently saw a teacher meme that showed a man with a GIANT backpack and the caption, “When … Read More

Self Paced Mastery Learning: Featuring Chelsea Nicolino

Joshua StamperAspire Podcast

Chelsea Nicolino, Joshua Stamper, Mastery Learning, Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast, Tech Better

In your school or classroom, do your students have an opportunity to solve real life problems in their community?  This week’s guest, Chelsea Nicolino, shares how she made a shift in her teaching to allow students to work at their own pace, partner with city leaders, and utilize the Grid Method.  In this episode, we also discuss: Assessing student mastery  … Read More

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