This school focuses on teaching for Mastery. They create time in the day to work on Mastery. The students are engaged and being assessed continuously to acquire mastery. Students are divided into Re-Teach and Enrich groups. I could definitely use this model in my classroom. In a smaller school, like mine, you could use technology and group work for the students who will be “enriched” and the main teacher will have time to engage the “re-teach” group in a smaller setting. I would rate this case a 5.
This school is also focused on Mastery and Teaching Up. In each classes there are stations. All of the students are learning the same objectives, but as they are self-directed, they can pushed themselves in that objective to their own level. The modeling and reading assessments are something that would be extremely useful and very easy in today’s technology environment. I would definitely use this tool in my class. Rating 4 (as the resources are just not available in every school).
There is no one size fits all, but we also don’t need to plan 5 different lessons. With this method of planning curriculum, students have multiple access points and multiple means of learning the information. This method of classroom planning is something I could definitely use in my classroom, in fact I could begin implementing it ASAP. Rating 5. Overview: The key at both schools was collaborative Teaching Up is very important mindset. There is no average teaching One size fits all doesn’t work