Many of my students come with gaps in their education for many reasons. Some of my students have moved multiple times in one year and never fully grasp what is being taught to them. Some have tragic events happen such as the loss of one or both parents. But despite these life events, my students are full of life and want the opportunity to learn. They enjoy the school day because for some it is the only true stability they know.
I spend the bulk of my math block in small groups trying to reach each kid on their independent level. So, my students need to be independently working on gaps in their education as much as possible. Each student has their own personal folder telling them what skills they should be working on during their independent time. They watch a reteach of that skill and do activities specifically focused on it. After wards, they must show understanding by taking a 5 question assessment. I am seeing major growth with this, however, each student is having to listen to their videos out loud. A set of headphones for each student would be great so they are able to focus more on the skill they are working on.
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