Episode 228: Transform Your Teaching and Supercharge Student Learning: Curriculum Organization Is Key - EB Academics

Episode 228: Transform Your Teaching and Supercharge Student Learning: Curriculum Organization Is Key

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On this episode of Teaching Middle School ELA, Caitlin and Jessica discuss intentional lesson planning and the benefits of an organized and systematic curriculum. Batch planning is a highly-effective way to organize teaching curriculum and maximize student learning. Caitlin and Jessica provide tips and strategies for effective batch planning and welcome teachers to join them for Batch Planning Live in June.

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  • [00:00:52] Caitlin and Jessica first remind listeners about a free workshop hosted by EB Academics focused on teacher problems like not having enough time, lack of student engagement, and poor learning outcomes. Listeners will then hear tips and strategies for curriculum organization and batch planning.
  • [00:04:15] Batch planning organizes content for a set period, creating a game plan that maximizes student learning and intentional lesson planning. It involves strategically planning out units to increase levels of complexity.
  • [00:08:07] Batch Planning Live, hosted by EB Academics, is a two-day live event for teachers to plan their school year. Caitlin and Jessica share details on how teachers can register and join hundreds of other teachers as they plan and prepare for a successful school year.
  • [00:13:31] Batch planning is crucial for organizing curriculum effectively, considering maturity level, appropriateness, and relationships of students. It helps to maximize learning by strategically choosing texts based on the time of year and level of difficulty.
  • [00:17:53] Equity and diversity in literature can be overlooked without intentional planning. Having clear systems and processes in teaching helps maximize student learning. Listeners won’t want to miss next week’s episode all about systematic curriculum.

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