The Unit Genie is method of backwards planning that will optimize unit organization, set student expectations, and foster student-reflection. The Unite Genie will save you time as a teacher by providing a framework for unit planning. Additionally it will enhance the feedback you can give to your students, ultimately raising the bar for long-term growth.
The purpose of the unit genie is to provide students with clear expectations, and a safe platform for students to reflect on their progress throughout and after a unit. In this way, individual conversations with students can be had that target student weaknesses and promote long-term student progress as well as a calibration of expectations between teachers and students.
The rationale behind the design of the Unit Genie has three main parts:
1. Provide students with a list of attainable outcomes, and the tasks to get them there.
2. Put the pressure on the students to stay on schedule, and be self-accountable.
3. Provide actionable items in which students can aim to reach, and use them for post-assessment feedback that is specific and targeted.
The bundle includes:
*Teacher Rationale and Implementation
*Teacher Quick tips
*Example with Teacher Notes
*Full Unit Example
*Reusable Unit Template