Teaching Effective Effort: Explicit Teaching of Strategies

High School Japanese (VanKrey-Evanston Township High School, Evanston, IL)      
Time: 18:19

Mr. VanKrey explicitly teaches his high school Japanese language students specific strategies to make their study time more productive. They self-evaluate how they are doing with them and self-report what they intend to do next. 

Consider the following activities for application of this video's content:

  • Form an Action Team around integrating the teaching of effective effort in all classrooms in your team/unit/grade/ school.
  • Pair up teachers to plan, implement, and reflect on introducing effective effort strategies into their classrooms. 

For more information refer to the Expectations chapter in The Skillful Teacher. 

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