The good news is, there's almost no wrong way to use Tract. The fact you are reading this means you are 90% of the way there! Here are my top 5 tips for success when using Tract in the classroom:
Student Choice. The main reason that students love Tract is choice. There is no replacement for autonomy, independence, and the trust of your teacher. Be sure to always let students drive.
Trust Your Instinct. There are no specific instructions for how to implement Tract in the classroom. There is no way to do it wrong. You know your students the best, and should take the approach you most believe in.
Create Peer Buddies. Teachers should have kids work in pairs so they can share progress and challenges which each other. If they want to work alone, respect that request.
Allow Time For Show & Tell. At the end of the period, the teacher can ask kids to share with a larger group about what they did and what they learned. The group can be small (3 to 6 kids) or the whole class. In remote learning situations, have the kids go on to Zoom, Google Meet, or Facetime and share what they did.
Encourage Students to Join Clubs. Tract Creators are available via chat in our Clubs. It's a safe space for kids with strong passions and interests to interact directly with creators and other students. Creators love to hear from students directly and create new learning paths based on what students want to learn about next. Clubs allow kids to directly impact future learning paths, get community support, and expert mentorship.