Not Yet . . . And That’s OK
How Productive Struggle Fosters Student Learning
Every learning challenge is an empowering opportunity to grow. With this teacher-friendly resource, you will learn how to help your students celebrate the academic experience, embrace productive struggle, and deeply value themselves as learners and risk-takers.
- Learn how to design classrooms and routines that normalize productive struggle as part of the learning process.
- Discover how to write and apply rigorous learning intentions and scaffolded success criteria that are student friendly.
- Study classroom scenarios and authentic, firsthand look-insides of educators demonstrating the not-yet approach.
- Find out how to communicate with colleagues, students, and parents and guardians to foster positive relationships.
- Receive strategies, protocols, and reproducibles that support instruction, reflection, and the not-yet approach.
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Table of Contents
Part 1: Foundations of the Not-Yet Approach
Chapter 1: The Challenge of Failure
Chapter 2: Grading and the Not-Yet Approach
Chapter 3: Concepts to Support the Not-Yet Approach
Chapter 4: Vigorous Learning Intentions and Scaffolded Success Criteria
Part 2: The Not-Yet Classrooms
Chapter 5: The Practical Classroom
Chapter 6: The Transformational Classroom
Chapter 7: The Productive Classroom
Chapter 8: The Supportive Classroom
Chapter 9: The Flexible Classroom
Chapter 10: The Constructive Classroom
Chapter 11: The Connective Classroom
Chapter 12: The Inclusive Classroom
- Vigorous Learning Intentions and Scaffolded Success Criteria: Ruminate and Respond Questions
- Not-Yet Learning Intention Template
- Not-Yet Success Criteria Template
- The Transformational Classroom: Ruminate and Respond Questions
- Academic Transformation and Personal Success Feedback Form
- Figure 9.4: Student Self-Assessment Template
- Figure 9.5: Before-and-After Student Self-Reflection Template
- Figure 9.6: Student Feedback on Teaching Form
- The Flexible Classroom: Ruminate and Respond Questions
- Professional-Reflection Form
- Professional-Observation Form
- Figure 10.2: Magnet Summary Template
- The Constructive Classroom: Ruminate and Respond Questions
- Constructive-Focus Chart
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