"The bridge between knowledge and skill is practice. The bridge between skill and Mastery is Time."
- Jim Bouchard
What is Mastery Learning?
“Mastery learning is a set of teaching and learning strategies based on the premise that all students will achieve a high level of understanding in a given domain if they are given enough time.”
In other words…Mastery learning proposes that all children can learn when provided with the appropriate learning conditions in the classroom.
4 Essential Questions of Learning
Q1. What is it that we expect students to know and do?
The curriculum: Power Standards, Standards, Indicators
Q2. How will we know they have learned it?
The assessment cycle with rubrics and standards-based grading
Q3. How will we respond when they do not learn?
Correctives, interventions, and second chances
Q4. How will we respond when they already know it?