In the following section, we provide multiple examples, options, and variations of activities and instructional strategies that are aligned with the Confidence MDP in order to be as comprehensive and specific as possible. However, this does not mean that teachers must use all of these strategies to enact the Confidence MDP, nor that these strategies are the only way to do so. We encourage teachers to use their professional discretion to select what will work best for them and their classrooms, and to modify and innovate on these strategies.
Because the five MDPs are synergistic, some activities found in this MDP overlap or align strongly with activities found in other MDP sections. This alignment is conveyed through color-coded dots in the activity-specific page (“Learn More”).
- For example, as students are learning to write explanations, the class may be at various skill levels. Offer the following resources to students:
- a skeleton paragraph with blanks in important places for students to fill in;
- An outline with sentence starters;
- an outline;
- write the explanation without these supports
- Note: Rubrics should be primarily focused on student demonstration of 3-dimensional learning