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 8minute exercise for you to try. See what framework you can walk away with by the end of this exercise, and iterate as needed:
Take 3 minutes to think about the main concept you want to teach students.
Consider: What problem do students come to you with? “How do I do X?”
Write down the process or solution stepbystep.
Take 5 minutes to organize your stepbystep 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 welldesigned 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 prebuilt diagrams. Check out these videos: