Carpet Transitions : Carpet Transitions

 
 
 
Carpet Transitions
Students In Action
 
 
In this professional video, Stephen explains the carpet transitions. In addition, you will see Stephen's students transition following the expectations Stephen has set.
Students In Action
 
 
In this professional video, Stephen explains the carpet transitions. In addition, you will see Stephen's students transition following the expectations Stephen has set.
 
Routines and Procedures

Carpet Transitions

Carpet Transitions is a process where students walk from their desks to the carpet (or another location) for the next activity. Expectations and directions are explicitly laid out, and we evaluate how our transitions go. As we perform these transitions more and more, we emphasize our efficiency and use of our time. Through this process, we make the most of our learning time and ensure students transition safely.

Strategy Resources (2)
Students In Action
 
 
In this professional video, Stephen explains the carpet transitions. In addition, you will see Stephen's students transition following the expectations Stephen has set.
 
Presentation
 
 
This document was shown to students to state expectations before a transition. As we repeated transitions to the carpet more and more, we stopped reviewing expectations and just emphasized being safe and quick, evaluating more and more how efficient our transitions were.
 
Students In Action
 
 
In this professional video, Stephen explains the carpet transitions. In addition, you will see Stephen's students transition following the expectations Stephen has set.
Presentation
 
 
This document was shown to students to state expectations before a transition. As we repeated transitions to the carpet more and more, we stopped reviewing expectations and just emphasized being safe and quick, evaluating more and more how efficient our transitions were.
Stephen Pham
Rocketship Si Se Puede Academy
San Jose, CA


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Moderate
Subject:
Math
Grade:
Fifth grade
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In my school, students use a lab rotation system where they go to a computer lab for set amounts of time to work on online content through sites such as Lexia and ST Math.  In my own class, I also use a station rotation system, where groups of students spend time learning in different ways.  Online sites like Khan Academy and FrontRow help to differentiate the content, collaborative skills make learning social, and teacher interventions help me to address misconceptions. My students gain valuable digital and character skills while they manage their own learning.  My model has fostered perseverance and independence among my students that I know will help them to be successful in their lives.

Number of Students: 17 students per class

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