Feedback Systems

Activity Reflection

At the end of each activity, the class comes together, evaluates, and gives a percentage for how we performed during the activity. We keep in mind several factors - how we did in progressing towards mastering the objective at hand, our participation as a group, and the extent which we meet behavioral expectations overall. At the end of the class, we average our percentages, and reflect on our performance in the day. This ensures that the students understand their performance as well as work as a team to push their percentage higher.

Strategy Resources (3)
Students In Action
 
 
Poster
 
 
This tracker, designed to match our "Around the World" theme, gives students weekly feedback on how their class is doing. We track our expectations percentages, our formative assessment averages, and our benchmark assessment averages.
Strategy Explanation
 
 
This class agenda shows the activities we go through in a single class period. Next to each activity, we write our evaluations for our class performance, based on mastery and on task behavior. At the bottom of the board, we record averages for each class period throughout the week.
Students In Action
 
 
Poster
 
 
This tracker, designed to match our "Around the World" theme, gives students weekly feedback on how their class is doing. We track our expectations percentages, our formative assessment averages, and our benchmark assessment averages.
Strategy Explanation
 
 
This class agenda shows the activities we go through in a single class period. Next to each activity, we write our evaluations for our class performance, based on mastery and on task behavior. At the bottom of the board, we record averages for each class period throughout the week.
Stephen Pham
Rocketship Si Se Puede Academy
San Jose, CA


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Quick
Subject:
Math
Grade:
Fifth grade
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Mild, Medium & Spicy Groups

I group my students into three proficiency groups - Mild, Medium, and Spicy. This is a system of general differentiation that allows me to easily assign practice or even homework. Students know their level and know that the assigned practice is likely best for them. Their level is also assigned to them based on various factors, including benchmark assessments, formative assessments, and informal observations made in class on a daily basis. I encourage my students to challenge themselves to try a "spicier" level when they're ready. This gives students the flexibility to try harder material and excel at an appropriate and personalized pace.

 
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Threshold

I begin every Math class with a high-energy strategy called Threshold. Students line up outside the classroom door "dressed for success" in their uniforms with their shirts tucked in. After a group greeting, a Math chant (practicing our multiples), and instructions for entering, my students walk to the door, shake my hand, enter the room, and immediately begin a Math warm-up. Threshold ensures that all of my students transition from their previous class smoothly and that their minds are ready for Math instruction.

 
 
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