WHERETO Mnemonic for Lessons

Learning Activities:

What learning experiences and instruction will enable students to achieve the desired results? How will the design

W = Help the students know Where the unit is going and What is expected? Help the teacher know Where the students are coming from (prior knowledge, interests)?

H = Hook all students and Hold their interest?

E = Equip students, help them Experience the key ideas and Explore the issues?

R = Provide opportunities to Rethink and Revise their understandings and work?

E = Allow students to Evaluate their work and its implications?

T = Be Tailored (personalized) to the different needs, interests, and abilities of learners?

O = Be Organized to maximize initial and sustained engagement as well as effective learning?


Acronym for key elements to hit in any teaching activity.

Folksonomies: education teaching

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Knowledge (0.953616): dbpedia | freebase
Education (0.874032): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Teacher (0.628929): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Experience (0.578444): dbpedia | freebase
Learning (0.526627): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
The Key (0.497154): dbpedia | yago
The Unit (0.495060): dbpedia | freebase | yago
Activity (0.494433): dbpedia

 Understanding by Design
Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  Wiggins, Grant P. and McTighe, Jay (2005-01-01), Understanding by Design, ASCD, Retrieved on 2014-04-22
  • Source Material [books.google.com]
  • Folksonomies: education