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Chapter image Chapter 11: Strategy 9: Review and practice

Self Evaluation

Please rate yourself or a teacher you have closely observed.




9. Regularly reviews and practices

You provide regular opportunities for all learners to engage with the same skills or concepts on several occasions and in different contexts.

This criterion is not a licence for teaching material by rote.

Teaching for understanding normally precedes drill and practice exercises.


Mitchell, 2014, pp126–133.

  1. In most lessons you review the key concepts of previous lessons in the same subject.
  2. You regularly show how particular skills and concepts can be applied in different situations.
  3. You rarely teach material by rote.
  1. All the indicators are regularly met.
  2. Indicators #1 and #2 are met only occasionally. OR indicator #1 is met, but there is no evidence of #2 being met.
  3. One of indicators #1 and #2 are regularly met, but not the other.
  4. Neither indicator is met.

websitesWeb links

University of Kansas.

Rehearsal strategies are summarized.


American Psychological Association.

Practice for knowledge acquisition (not drill and kill): Designing activities with the goal of transferring knowledge.


journalsJournal links

Burns, M.K. (2005). ‘Using incremental rehearsal to increase fluency of single-digit multiplication facts with children identified as learning disabled in mathematics computation’. Education and Treatment of Children, 28(3), 237–249.