“Mastering foundational learning … every student, every day.”
Hmmm … Is it just me who feels overwhelmed in the classroom at times?? Teaching is an intense profession and we have significant daily pressures, not the least of which is meeting the individual learning needs of our students! When teaching Year 1, I discovered that mastery learning folders were a wonderfully simple tool in the repertoire of strategies to address individual student learning needs. However, rather than multiple daily repetitions, I developed a process that uses spaced retrieval practice, an evidence-based strategy designed to transfer learning from working memory to long-term memory.
Additionally, Mastery Learning Folders enable teachers to individualise the consolidation of classroom learning whilst giving students instant and visual feedback of progress.
The process differentiates …
*content (based on observation and teacher assessments)
*learning load determined by teacher judgement
*learning time (self-paced)
Mastery Learning Folders are a simple, cost effective strategy that can harness the power of your students greatest advocates – their parents. In the classroom at school drop off time or as a homework strategy, when a parent knows that their child is consolidating classroom learning according to their needs they become a great ally. Fantastic progress is the result. If you’ve never used them before, there are many resources on this website to get you started including introductory videos, webinar recordings and online PD. For further information or if you’re already using mastery learning folders, join the free Flashcard Club where foundational learning content is organised according to the Australian Curriculum. Remember, this is a tool, not a program. The Mastery Learning Folder strategy supports the learning objectives of the cross-curricular content being delivered in your classroom!
My new product is called an Infomat. It is an early childhood double-sided reference desk mat, currently available in two levels; Early (K – PP) and Junior (Year 1 – Year 3/4) or for special needs.
Junior Infomat (WA/VIC or NSW Font)
Early Infomat (K – PP)
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MASTERY LEARNING GROUP
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