Home      Organizing Induction      Improving Practice   

Eric looks for ways to give individual support

Just when Eric thought his third graders were showing real progress in using mental math to identify number patterns, he noticed that a few students were really struggling. He had organized “study groups” during class to provide a way for everyone to get a bit more practice, but wasn’t certain they were as helpful to Carla and Reese as working one-on-one.  In talking with his mentor, Ben, Eric wondered, “I’m trying to find a way to provide more individual help for Carla and Reese, but how can I do that without taking teaching time away from the rest of the class? I can’t be in two places at once.”

Tools that could help