Steps in the EFF Teaching/Learning Cycle

Preparation

Step

Determine individual learner’s goals and purposes and identify the EFF Standards that will help him/her achieve them. Identify the student’s prior knowledge about these goals and Standards.

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In a group, identify a shared interest, purpose or goal and determine the group’s prior knowledge of this topic. Identify the Standard that will help the group address this shared goal. Make clear the connection between the class focus and individuals’ needs.

Planning

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Use the EFF Standard to design a learning activity to address the real-life goal of the learners.

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With students, develop a plan to capture evidence and report learning.

Carrying Out the Plan

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Carry out the learning activity.

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Observe and document evidence of performance of the standard.

Reflection

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With students, evaluate and reflect on how what was learned is transferable to real-life situations.

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With students, determine next steps to help them meet their goals.