In response to the post, “Get Ready for Prime Time,” a reader asks:
I want my school to start this strong in the spring. What does “Frame” the lesson mean? This sounds like powerful stuff!”
As over 4,000 teachers across the nation can now attest, there may be nothing more powerful. Framing the lesson means that the teacher posts and discusses the following:
1. Based on the lesson for the day, the teacher creates a concrete learning objective, written in student friendly language.
2. Base on the lesson for the day, the teacher writes down, in student friendly language, the closing question, product or task that will demonstrate that the objective of the lesson was met.
What is being taught on a given day is not a surprise to the adult in the room (we hope). Why should it be a surprise to the student?
Think. Work. Achieve.