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Daily Agenda

Providing an explicit plan for students in each class

Context

Since classrooms, lessons, and students are constantly changing in their personalized and mastery-based system, West Belden creates daily agendas to help organize the different learning activities taking place during a class period. Daily agendas are usually created after teachers meet with each other since they can provide input on which students need support in certain areas.

Student Does

  • Reviews agenda each class.
  • Looks for their name and any specific learning activities they may have (spelled out by the agenda).
  • Completes independent work if they are not assigned a group, place, or learning activity in the agenda.

Teacher Does

  • Organizes and shares structure of learning activities via agenda.
  • Includes learning resources that might be helpful to students.
  • Shares agenda with students via Google Drive.
  • Reviews agenda with students at the beginning of class.

Technology Does

  • Provides a shared document that allows teachers to organize the class structure and for students to understand it.
  • Creates an easily accessible history of daily agendas so students and classes can clearly see the evolution of their learning.

Evidence

A daily agenda like this one helps set student expectations of routines and schedules. Predictable classroom environments and structures help students spend more of their cognitive energy on learning, rather than trying to figure out what might happen next.

Learn more about the evidence that supports Predictability: Environment & Structure at Digital Promise Global's Learner Positioning System.