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What Is An Independent Work System Really?

Independent Work Systems | March 6, 2022

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What Is An Independent Work System Really?

If you follow me on social media, you can probably tell that I love independent work systems! Social media has made sharing tasks among each other much easier compared to the days before the arrival of Pinterest and Instagram. But it also means you have access to tons of misinformation, and there’s a lot of it out there when it comes to independent work systems.

What is an independent work system, though? Today, I’m kicking off a new series of episodes about independent work systems by clearing up those misconceptions, defining what the system is, and discussing what it’s truly designed to be.

5:32​ – Defining what an independent work system is and the four questions it must answer

8:55 – Why these systems are effective tools for students

9:31 – The critical element I often see get left out of independent work systems

10:58 – What the work structure in the system is designed to do for the student

11:42 – A must-have element for a student to complete the work system and the only thing it’s designed to teach

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