The research literature on formative assessment attributes many of the positive effects of student growth on re-teaching. Re-teaching can be defined as teaching again content students failed to master or understand. Re-teaching strategies should focus on clarifying content and student misconceptions or errors in understanding. To be effective, a teacher must use re-teachings strategies focusing on a different approach than was used to reteach concepts initially. The goal is to give students the opportunity to master essential skills and knowledge before moving on to the concept. Formative assessments during the teaching process can help to make the important decision about when and for whom re-teaching is appropriate and also offer ideas about how to present information the second or third time around. Different approaches to consider may include videos, flipbooks, collaborative grouping etc. Today’s challenge will focus on flipbooks as one approach to re-teaching to achieve mastery learning.
Re-teaching is an essential part of instruction that promotes student learning, motivation and engagement. Teachers should continuously monitor student progress to verify that concepts and skills are mastered. Teachers should use formal and informal assessments to identify students and their needs prior to constructing a new approach to re-teach the concept. What strategies and or resources are you using face to face or online, to reteach concepts? How are these strategies, approaches, tools, etc. being used to achieve mastery learning?