Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Speed Teaching

My buddy and colleague Matthew Sauter calls this "Speed Teaching," which I think is a bit of a misnomer, but it was his idea so he gets to name it.


 The traditional classroom might look something like this:
Monday
teach
Tuesday
teach
Wednesday
teach
Thursday
review
Friday
test


"Speed teaching" looks like this:
Monday
teach

Tuesday
teach

Wednesday
test

Thursday
differentiated
learning
Friday
test up


The thought is that we test faster and differentiate sooner. We have leveled practice based on test scores and put keys up around the room for the different levels. It seems to work well since students practice at their level rather than painting everyone with the same fat (or skinny) brush.

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