**50+ Teaching Strategies To Jumpstart Your Teacher Brain**

by **TeachThought Staff**

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!

**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

*Image attribution fortheteachers.org; A List Of 50+ Teaching Strategies To Jumpstart Your Teacher Brain*