The start of a new school year is always filled with promise and a dash of stress. As you prepare your lesson plans and get to know your new students, we're here to help you make the most of your teaching experience. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into two key High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS)—structuring lessons and multiple exposures—to set you up for a successful year ahead. We'll also show you how the Edrolo platform can seamlessly integrate these strategies into your teaching routine.
High Impact Teaching Strategies, commonly referred to as HITS, are evidence-based approaches designed to significantly enhance student engagement and learning outcomes. These strategies are universally effective and can be adaptedto various educational settings, including the New South Wales curriculum, where HITS are known as “What Works Best”.
Effective lesson planning is a cornerstone of HITS teaching. It's not just about planning a single lesson but creating a roadmap that spans the entire school year, term, and week. This meticulous planning ensures that you stay on course, providing ample opportunities to reinforce classroom routines, scaffold learning, and introduce targeted activities. Here's how you can maximize the impact of your lessons:
The Edrolo platform offers a range of features to help you implement HITS teaching strategies effectively. For instance:
One of the challenges in HITS teaching is avoiding cognitive overload for students. The human short-term memory can only hold 5-9 new pieces of information at a time. To navigate this limitation, the technique of 'chunking' can be invaluable. Here's how:
Tip: Set your learning goals using the Edrolo learning intentions, which you can find in the textbooks and in each video lesson.
Multiple exposures are crucial in HITS teaching for deep and lasting learning. Research shows that repeated, spaced interactions with new knowledge and concepts significantly enhance learning outcomes. Here are some ways to plan for multiple exposures:
The Edrolo platform is designed to support the concept of multiple exposures in HITS teaching:
As we've explored, High Impact Teaching Strategies (HITS) offer a robust framework for elevating the quality of your teaching and the learning outcomes for your students. From structuring lessons to providing multiple exposures to new knowledge, these strategies are indispensable tools in the modern educator's toolkit.
What makes these strategies even more powerful is the support of a platform like Edrolo. With its array of features designed to facilitate HITS teaching, from Unit Planners to data grids and more, Edrolo is your go-to resource for making the most of these impactful strategies.
Ready to take your teaching to the next level with HITS teaching strategies? There's no better time than the start of a new school year to implement these proven methods. With Edrolo by your side, you're well-equipped to make this school year your most successful yet.