Summarizing and Note Taking Effective summarizing requires analysis that leads to deeper understanding. Students benefit from taking notes in both linguistic and visual forms.
Reinforcing Effort and Providing Feedback Student attitudes and beliefs have a significant effect on success in school. Achievement can increase when teachers show the connection between effort and success. Criteria for success and specific, timely feedback can help increase students understanding and improve learning.
Homework and Practice Homework can increase student understanding when assignments provide the opportunities needed to practice and apply new learning.
Nonlinguistic Representation We store knowledge in two forms: linguistic and nonlinguistic. The more students use both systems, the better they are able to think about and recall knowledge.
Cooperative Grouping Grouping can promote student learning and build interpersonal skills when done wisely and support structures are in place.
Setting Objectives Teachers communicate learning goals to students every day. Focus students on meeting those goals and greatly improve their chances of success.