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LKSD Best Practice #7

Planned lessons result in challenging, interactive and authentic instruction.

Characteristics of lessons that are challenging, interactive and authentic:
  • Fun/ active communication and learning

  • Cooperative learning; group activities (pairs)

  • Hands-on activities

  • Students make their own discoveries

  • All responses are accepted and valued

  • There is an element of group competition/ teamwork

  • Students engage in reflective journals

  • The environment facilitates students building self-confidence and self-esteem

  • Teacher acts as a facilitator of knowledge and language

  • There is an integrated/ cross-discipline approach to academics (math, language arts, writing)

  • Teacher avoids using non-curriculum worksheets 

  • Problem solving tasks are incorporated into the lesson

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