Recently I got in a conversation with some teachers about use of exit tickets, which seem to be a relatively common instructional strategy. As we talked, we were surprised to realize several of us had made the same mistake when
There are as many ways to structure flexible grouping as there are teachers and classrooms.
What Makes Grouping Strategies Effective? A Summary of Research Grouping students for instruction has long been a part of our educational system. Most commonly, students are grouped into grade levels by biological age. Grouping by ability has also been a popular method of
Whenever I’m in a discussion about what changes are most needed in our educational system, I always end up going back to one particular, much-needed change: Eliminate grade levels based on students’ biological age. Turning five before September
Teachers make a difference. A number of research studies have shown that the #1 factor on influencing student learning is the effectiveness of the teacher. More than class size, more than curriculum, more than funding… the quality of the teacher
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