A List Of 50+ Teaching Strategies To Jumpstart Your Teacher Brain

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Teaching strategies are among the most important ingredients for highly-effective learning environments.

In addition to literacy strategies, approaches to assessment, and grouping strategies (among many others), knowing the right teaching strategy for the right academic situation may not be a matter of expertise or training, but memory: out of sight, out of mind, yes?

Which makes the following infographic from fortheteachers.org useful.

While it doesn’t offer definitions and explanations for each strategy (it’s an infographic, not a book), and many great strategies are missing (e.g., 3-2-1, exit slip, project-based learning, accountable talk, ask a question, etc.) it does work well as a kind of reminder for what’s possible, even offering categories for each strategy, from progress monitoring (think-pair-share, KWL charts), to Note-Taking (graphic organizers).

There are 87 instructional strategies listed below, but several are repeated across categories, so let’s call it “50+” strategies.

Enjoy!

instructional-strategies-graphic

Monitoring Progress

1. Alternative assessments

2. Anchor activities

3. Grade as you go

4. Homework options

5. KWL charts

6. Learning contracts

7. Menus/Agendas

8. Mini-White Boards

9. Question Choices

10. Reflection/Response

11. Think-Pair-Share

12. Tiered Activities

13. Tiered Rubrics

14. Varied Products

Compare/Contrast Ideas

15. Cubing

16. Sticky Note Graph

17. Think-Tac-Toe

18. Think-Pair-Share

Form Groups

19. Appointment Clocks

20. Cubing

21. Curriculum Compacting

22. Four Sides

23. Jigsaw

24. Learning Contracts

25. Mini White Boards

26. Question Choices

27. Think-Tac-Toe

28. Varied Texts

Get Moving

29. Appointment Clocks

30. Four Sides

31. Heads Together

32. Jigsaw

33. Literature Circles

34. Reading Buddies

35. Sticky Note Graph

Work Together

36. Anchor Activity

37. Appointment Clocks

38. Learning Centers

39. Cubing

40. Four Sides

41. Grade as you Go

42. Heads Together

43. Jigsaw

44. Literature Circles

45. Menus/Agendas

46. Mini White Boards

47. Reading Buddies

48. Sticky Note Graph

49. Think-Tac-Toe

50. Tiered Activities

Adapt Content

51. Alternative Assessments

52. Learning Centers

53. Cubing

54. Curriculum Compacting

55. Grade as you Go

56. Homework Options

57. Jigsaw

58. Learning Contracts

59. Literature Circles

60. Menus/Agendas

61. Orbitals

62. Question Choices

63. Reading Buddies

64. Scaffolding

65. Think-Tac-Toe

66. Tiered Activities

67. Tiered Organizers

68. Varied Products

69. Varied Texts

Share Ideas & Opinions

70. Anchor Activities

71. Learning Centers

72. Cubing

73. Four Sides

74. Heads Together

75. KWL Charts

76. Literature Circles

77. Mini White Boards

78. Reflection/Response

79. Sticky Note Graph

80. Think-Tac-Toe

81. Think-Pair-Share

82. Tiered Rubrics

Take Notes

83. Anchor Activities

84. Jigsaw

85. KWL Charts

86. Think-Tac-Toe

87. Varied Organizers

 

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  • nancy wimbush

    Excellent summary – lots of choice.