My cohort and I have become so psyched by all the new avenues to reach, teach, and assess students (like Formative, EdPuzzle, Quizziz, Zip Grade, etc.) that we have begun working to restructure how we teach and deliver material as well as restructuring the classroom . We are not ones to dive into the flipped classroom like some of our math colleagues. We don’t really want to follow the trend of couches in a classroom (although I do have rungs and lots of pillows and blankets that my 9th and 10th graders love)
We would like a more student centered approach where we may have direct teach for the whole class once or twice a week, but the rest of the time is student led lessons and independent/partner/group work. I would like to have a reteaching and conferencing area in my room. In essence, I envision a loose format of the ‘centers’ you often find in the younger grades, but I don’t want students to think of them that way. We just see a need in our Pre AP classes to be able to allow some students to soar while those who are struggling more will have more access to us.
Is anyone doing something like this that is working? Have your tried something and it failed? I would love any and all feedback as we work this year to prep for next. I knew that you all would have great ideas and suggestions.