Planning & Sequencing: Segmenting Your Class

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce a flexible teaching framework that can assist in ensuring a class feels balanced and effectively meets intentions.


Become familiar with how a class can be segmented in order to assist in effective sequencing and pacing, and how to use a segmented class framework for setting and meeting intentions.


Explain the challenge that newer teachers face in trying to accomplish all of their intentions and the specific tasks that are required to skillfully develop and teach an effective sequence. Offer a teaching tool that can help to ensure a class feels balanced and effectively meets intentions. Provide an example of how we might think of a class being comprised of five segments and how much time might be devoted to each segment. Note a specific practice that can help to more easily notice if a class has begun to “get behind” and provide ideas and considerations for class segments to use as a flexible teaching framework.

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