Assessment & Data

Microgrouping

The grouping algorithm employed by School of One assigns students a new lesson every day based on the student's most current learning needs. The algorithm actually learns the students' needs from the previous day's exit ticket. One of the learning styles or lesson types, Live Investigation, assigns students to me who are ready for whatever the assigned skill is. However, within that group, there are still varying levels of ability. I can see all of this on my data report and then I can group within my group. I call this micro-grouping.

Strategy Resources (2)
Teacher In Action
 
 
 
Strategy Explanation
 
 
This is a screencast of how I plan my micro-grouping in a Live Investigation session. The groupings can vary a lot so this should just be considered one iteration for a micro-grouping strategy.
 
Teacher In Action
 
 
Strategy Explanation
 
 
This is a screencast of how I plan my micro-grouping in a Live Investigation session. The groupings can vary a lot so this should just be considered one iteration for a micro-grouping strategy.
Aaron Kaswell
Middle School 88 Peter Rouget
Brooklyn, NY


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Long
Subject:
Math
Grades:
Sixth grade, Seventh grade, Eighth grade
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