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Apr 28, 2019 12:17pm
The teacher had the students assess themselves by asking them how they felt about the lesson. She grouped them according to their self-assessment and then she is able to give them the extra support they need. This also helps her to assess herself and the effectviness of her original lesson.
Apr 10, 2019 8:36am
The concept of understanding having an A,B, method is really good for students. Formative assessment gathers the most basic understanding for the students as well as the teachers who are involved.
Nov 10, 2018 3:13am
This is brilliant. I love this! I am hoping to try this with two of my cohorts on Monday.
Feb 24, 2019 10:09pm
So, have you tried it on, how is it working in your classroom?
Feb 24, 2019 11:44pm
Yes, it's definitely the most efficient strategy I have implemented this year. At first students who would select B or A were hesitant to join the huddle in the back of the room, but once they felt comfortable and safe, they loved it. I am able to confer with 7-10 students and give them additional support within 2-3 minutes of independent practice. I've also found that most students who do not select C just need a little bit more clarity.
Feb 25, 2019 10:53am
Perfect, I am so glad you and your scholars are feeling successful. That is why we do what we do. It is amazing how quickly conferring can happen, we get to serve so many more in that time. If you ever have additional questions, please dont hestiate to reach out.
Nov 28, 2018 2:29pm
I am so glad that you have found this strategy helpful. Please let me kow how it goes!!!! Depending on the grade you can change verbiage (A) Aye - I need help, (B) Because I have a question, (C) See ya, I got this.
Aug 12, 2018 1:46pm
Do some children SAY that they're Cs so they can go do something else? Do some children feel embarrassed about being As and Bs for fear of being teased or bullied? How do you handle this?
Nov 28, 2018 2:20pm
They will try at the beginning, but quickly realize this is a tool to help them be their best selves. Once you create that safe environment, they will feel comfortable with their abilities and seeking out supports. This also works becuase they are never alone or feel singled out. They enjoy it because it is self assessed, however if you feel they need addtional support, ask them to stay in space or you will identify them during independent work time, with a conversation that follows.
Jun 10, 2018 6:03pm
Data Provided By:
Formative Assessment, Language, Checks for Understanding
Critical Thinking, Engagement
Lesson planning, SEL