Friday, June 9, 2023

Instructional Strategies Study


This study examined K-8 classroom teachers' instructional approaches, and identified practices that contribute to high learning growth. Provide time for retrieval practice. Mixed student learning groupings. Adjust student groups. Share students and strategies within the grade. Differentiate tasks. Practice foundational skills. Teach multiple standards simultaneously. Provide opportunities for self-directed learning. Use student conversation as formative assessments. Teach academic vocabulary. The study found that high growth classroom teachers balance students’ individual learning needs while providing grade-level content and expectations.

Nordengren, G. (2023). The Transformative Ten: Instructional Strategies Learned from High Growth Schools. NWEA.