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A better post-test review

One of the teachers I work with, Ms. C, recently gave her students a test and was disappointed in the results. Too many of her students had missed too many of the test questions, and she felt like they needed to master that material before she moved one. She felt like she needed to teach it again, but she didn’t want to cover it exactly as she’d done before and she wasn’t sure what to do differently.

We talked a little, and here’s what we came up with…

Using group roles for more effective group work

Ms. C is a first year lateral entry teacher that I had been working with for a few months, and I was scheduled to visit her second period Marketing class and give her some feedback. It was one of the first few days of the semester and she had divided her students into small groups to do the Marshmallow Challenge, an activity in which…

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