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Teach the IgnitED Way

The heart of teaching the IgnitED way is PREPARATION. Teachers who teach the IgnitED way prepare lessons that:

  • connect to what the students have previously learned
  • build from basic to complex or concrete to abstract
  • provide clear performance expectations for the students
  • present information that is relevant and meaningful to students
  • include visuals, examples, and illustrations
  • provide a model by the teacher that demonstrates his or her expectations
  • do not include irrelevant or confusing information
  • include activities that are rigorous, engaging, and support the lesson’s objective
  • incorporate material beyond the school’s textbook
  • anticipate student learning difficulties
  • provide opportunities for peer to peer interaction
  • require students to interpret information through problem solving
  • include appropriate differentiated instructional strategies
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