June 2, 2010

One of the big reasons I want to move to SBG is because it more clearly diagnoses which area(s) students need help. As I was just reading here, it’s not enough just to diagnose what’s wrong, if I can’t help a student fix it. It’s like the old Far Side cartoon in which the scientist writes, “Something Happens Here” in order to get from point A to point B.

I’m thinking that we need to do something for the students who score less than a 3(?) on the first assessment instead of just hoping that they’ll figure it out before the second assessment. Maybe an additional worksheet assignment? If so, would it count as a homework grade? Maybe pair that student up with a student who got a 4 to work on the worksheet together?

S had a great idea on this — during guided practice of the new material, one of us can take students who need help with an objective and work with them more one-on-one.

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