Provide as much previewing of content, skills, and challenges as possible
Previewing allows students to see what is coming, recall prior knowledge, and set a purpose for their learning. It is a powerful tool for activating prior knowledge and linking current learning with current knowledge and past experiences. Previewing also allows for anticipation and planning, which help students set priorities, manage their time, and perform better.
We suggest implementing these strategies:
Explore Student Experiences Throughout the School Year
Click on each critical period to explore student experiences.
Due to varying school schedules and contexts, the exact timing of the critical periods will differ by school and even by class. The months provided are a guide for where teachers should be looking for experiences based on time of year.