Frameworks library

A collection of frameworks organized by format

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Written by Chelsea Wilson
Updated over a week ago

Summary

  • Frameworks help students remember concepts.

  • Consider using creating your own frameworks to help students retain information in your course.

  • View our Frameworks Library for inspiration.

What is a framework?

Frameworks are visual and pithy ways to visualize information. They make it easier for students to recall information. Here’s a sample collection of framework types organized by format.

How can I use a framework to teach?

You can create your own framework, and it'll likely take you less time than you think!

✍️ Here's an 8-minute exercise for you to try. See what framework you can walk away with by the end of this exercise, and iterate as needed:

  1. Take 3 minutes to think about the main concept you want to teach students.

    1. Consider: What problem do students come to you with? “How do I do X?”

  2. Write down the process or solution step-by-step.

  3. Take 5 minutes to organize your step-by-step solution in different shapes, acronyms, and graphs. Draw a few versions.

Frameworks Library

Frameworks

Examples

S.M.A.R.T

Specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound: 5 traits of a well-designed goal

S.U.C.C.E.S.

Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible Emotional, Stories: from Made to Stick, to remember traits of good storytelling

B.E.D.M.A.S

Best Alternative To a Negotiated Agreement: a negotiator’s position if they reach impasse

P.E.M.D.A.S

Parentheses, Exponents, Multiply, Divide, Add, Subtract: order of operations in mathematics


Additional resources

💡Pro tip: Google Slides and Microsoft Powerpoint have pre-built diagrams. Check out these videos:

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