Feedback Systems

Blended Learning Data Share

This (bi-weekly/tri-weekly) strategy is used to incentivize, motivate, and support my students in truly taking ownership for their own learning. During each Blended Learning Data Chat, I recognize students who are consistently performing at the highest levels (Top-5) per program with a certificate and a small prize of their choice like a book, poster, or eraser. I then have the highest performing students come up so we can take a group selfie (with a selfie stick, of course), and then print each student a copy of the picture. The last part of the Blended Learning Data Chat is the recognition and celebration of our top performers who receive a certificate and take a picture to take home. They also receive a poster, eraser, book, or small prize of their choice for their effort and consistency. 

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Students In Action
 
 
This is a sample selfie picture with top I-ready performers and a major certificate for a bounce back performance for a student who was struggling the month prior and really turned around his overall attitude and performance. It's very important to for a student's self efficacy to be recognized for bouncing back and improving their progress.
Student Handout
 
 
Given to the top performers each BL data chat and personalized with "top 5" or "bounce back performer" certificates. These certificates and the picture I take are given to the students during our blended learning data chats. My students can also take them home to share with their families.
Students In Action
 
 
This is a sample selfie picture with top I-ready performers and a major certificate for a bounce back performance for a student who was struggling the month prior and really turned around his overall attitude and performance. It's very important to for a student's self efficacy to be recognized for bouncing back and improving their progress.
Student Handout
 
 
Given to the top performers each BL data chat and personalized with "top 5" or "bounce back performer" certificates. These certificates and the picture I take are given to the students during our blended learning data chats. My students can also take them home to share with their families.
Freddy Esparza
Aspire Titan Academy
Los Angeles, CA


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Long
Subject:
Math
Grade:
Third grade
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Small-Group Instruction
Small Group Intervention

This strategy is a small group guided instruction, or in student friendly language, team time with Mr. Esparza. A group of 3-4 students is pulled as other teams are conducting a differentiated math investigation. Students are given a selection of materials to create models and formulate ideas. We work as a collective to identify our misconceptions by asking ourselves questions, explaining why, and checking for understanding. As a scaffold, students use hand signals and our learning goal success rubrics to check themselves for understanding throughout the process.

 
Instructional Closings
Math Journal

The Math Journal startegy is a closing sequence I use as an ongoing informal assessment at least twice a week. I typically collect at least five journals and respond back to students by writing positive praise and/or a question to have them answer about their answer. I will also conduct a quick visual check by walking around at the conclusion of a math journal session and place a sticker, grade, or smiley face on each student's journal. The Math Journal is a very open constructive tool students can use to develop their mathematical writing prowess and reinforce mathematical vocabulary. 

 
Mindsets
Mark's Mindsets

A blended teacher’s personal mindsets shape his decisions as an educator. These mindsets influence general pedagogies, instructional approaches, and short-term decision making, alike. Check out how Mark’s mindsets have helped to shape his blended instruction.

 
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