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  • Heather Alden

    August 2, 2022 at 10:53 am

    This discussion makes me feel validated as I am currently teaching in a blocking, unit-by-unit, way as mandated by the district that I teach in. I know that retention is not where I want it to be and the “illusion of fluency” is so true that weeks later students who mastered that unit may not remember how to do skills after not having daily lessons on that topic. I wonder how teachers can spiral effectively even when their district asks for all teachers to be teaching and assessing units at the same time. I think maybe spiralling would need to occur in warm ups only in this case, though spiraling the concepts would be more effective.