Tip #714: Why is Interleaving Important?

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“Strength lies in differences, not in similarities.” Stephen Covey

I was reading an article by Eric Jensen titled: “Uncovering the Secret World of High Test Performers.” www.jensenlearning.com/uncovering-the-secret-world-of-high-test-performers

He discusses five tools for teachers to use during the testing season. One of those tools is: “Interleave concepts.”

I have never heard the word before. So I looked it up (natch) to find that interleave literally means to insert pages (typically blank) between the pages of a book. But that was not what Jensen meant.

He used the term to mean mixing up, or alternately interspersing different types of problems for participants to solve rather than grouping all of the similar problems together. It’s really like taking a deck of numbered cards … Read the rest