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Check for Understanding-Strategies for Processing Content Information and Procedures

  • by Kelly Harmon & Randi Anderson
  • Dec. 29, 2010, 4:02 p.m.

Giving students time to process and store important information during a lesson increases retention and achievement. For every 5-10 minutes of instruction given by the instructor, students should be given 30 seconds to 5 minutes of time to process the information. This time allows the instructor time to assess whether the students understand the materials or need instruction adjusted. Using multi-sensory processing strategies to differentiate instruction ensures that all students have an opportunity to access the curriculum. Remember to consider the learning styles of students in the class when choosing the processing strategy.

Happy teaching,
Kelly Harmon



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