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Learning Strategies

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Used to Think, Now I Think

This strategy helps students reflect on how their understanding or thinking may have shifted after exploring or learning about a concept, idea, or perspective.

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Gallery Walk

This learning strategy provides students with the opportunity to walk around a classroom, actively engaging with content and each other.

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Traffic Lights

This strategy helps students pause and reflect on how they are feeling about a concept or idea.

Thinking youth

Here’s What!... So What?... Now What?

This strategy helps students challenge and reflect on ideas, understandings and perspectives.

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Generate, Sort, Synthesize

This strategy helps students explore and synthesize information while incorporating and honoring individual points of view.

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Inter-VENN-tion

This strategy helps students build relationships within a small group by identifying commonalities, distinctions, and areas of expertise.

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Snowball

This learning strategy helps students activate prior knowledge or share ideas in an anonymous, safe way.

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First Turn, Last Turn

This strategy helps students collaborate and practice active listening by taking turns to offer insights without cross-talking.

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Walk Around Survey

In this learning strategy, students walk around the room to gather information from their peers.

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Annotated Text Scrolls

This strategy helps students comprehend large blocks of text by looking at and annotating the text in a continuous scroll format.

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3-2-1

This strategy helps students summarize and engage with new content.

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Carousel Brainstorm

This strategy helps students generate ideas in response to prompts and build on the ideas of others.

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Say Something

This strategy helps students participate actively in group discussions.

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Visual Dictionary

This strategy helps students develop a deeper understanding of new words or concepts.

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AB Each Teach

This strategy helps students identify key ideas from a text, video, or other content and share these with a partner.