Learning Experiences: Framing and Differentiation: "My Favorite Part" - High School Mathematics

High School Mathematics (Herrmann-Evanston, IL)     Time: 3:51

In this clip, Mr. Herrmann uses a pre-assessment to identify groupings for reteaching. It shows how he manages the extension/enrichment work the other students will do while he teaches the three small groups. It also shows how to frame reteaching as an opportunity rather than as a remedial experience. He is sending the three key expectations messages: This is important. You can do it. And I won't give up on you.

This clip simultaneously shows skills from three areas of performance from The Skillful Teacher: Expectations, Assessment, and Learning Experiences. These three particular skills reinforce one another.

Decide which focus for group discussion would be most productive for your team:

  • Framing the reteaching event as an opportunity to build student confidence. 
  • Using formative assessment to identify groupings, all within the same class.
  • Planning and managing extension activities for students to do while the reteaching takes place.

For more information refer to p. 284 of the Expectations chapter, pp. 462 and 479 of the Assessment chapter, and pp. 414 and 425 of the Learning Experiences chapter of The Skillful Teacher.

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