I teach at a school where over 80% of our students come from low-income families and receive free or reduced-price lunches. Approximately 45% are African American, 45% are Hispanic, and 20% are English language learners. They come from very diverse households. Many live with aunts/uncles, grandparents or have a single parent who works two jobs.
Our students want to learn and do well, even when the statistics are not in their favor.
We, as a school, want to provide an environment where our students want to come and learn with us.
IXL has been proven to fix learning gaps with just 15 to 30 minutes of focused work a day. I have used IXL in previous years to help with remediation, reviews, and to extend the knowledge of my fast learners. Unfortunately, the cost of IXL has prevented us from getting a license for our students.
Individualized instruction is necessary to help each and every student reach his/her full learning potential.
I teach multiple classes where the learning gaps between students is sometimes more than 2 grade levels. IXL will assist me to differentiate learning for individual student needs to help fill learning gaps, especially for my special needs students. Students can also access this program at home for more instruction as needed.
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