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Step 2: Share Individual Pre-Thinking in a Team Setting

Whether working alone or with colleagues, the next step in the conceptual flow process is to create a diagram that illustrates how your ideas are nested and/or linked. When you are done, your conceptual flow might look like this graphic: (or you can refer to the example conceptual flow noted in the last section.

Read your conceptual flow from left to right and top to bottom. Does it represent the “flow” of your instruction? If not, move the sticky notes to “tell a better story” for student understanding. When you are satisfied with the flow, you can stop and use this preliminary conceptual flow for organizing the instructional sequence (6.3) in your unit.