As I read chapter eight of Zaretta Hammond's book (shown above), I turned the notes into a number of mini posters to guide my learning experience design as well as to help me relay the information from the chapter to students as a way of teaching them how to manage/maximize their brain power and potential:
The Journey from Dependence to Independence
What is information processing?
Three stages of information processing:
Instructional Strategies for Effective Learning:
Culturally Grounded Information Processing
IGNITE: strategies: storytelling, call and response, music, provocation (quote, outrageous statement, powerful images), puzzle--wake students up, stimulate the senses, be expressive/emotional with rhythm, music, orality.
CHUNK: “Right sized” chunks of information for apt learning.
CHEW(PROCESSING): Begin with unstructured think time via drawing, writing, or talking (time for consolidation after the lesson Ignite/Chunk). Next focus on cognitive routines (habits of mind)--give students the framework for effective learning:
Focus on thinking dispositions when providing students with these cognitive routines:
Strategies that can be employed during the chew:
REVIEW: Practice within 24 hours by playing a game, solving a mystery or real life problem, working on a project, making something.