Activity Reflection: Activity Reflection

 
 
 
Activity Reflection
Students In Action
 
 
Students In Action
 
 
 
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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Collaborative Student Groups
Class Tutors

In order to keep the group of students working independently, we have a class tutor who helps with both behavior management and helping students problem solve through their math practice. I select students who demonstrate mastery of the content and also responsibility to manage a class, allowing different students to try during different rotations/classes. The student walks around, helping students troubleshoot through technical issues and math questions as well. Additionally, they have control over the ClassDojo system, awarding students postive points and giving "needs work" points as well.

 
Assessment & Data
Daily Exit Tickets

I use Daily Exit Tickets to assess mastery of the day's objectives and to make sure students have a clear understanding of how they're doing. Students answer a few targeted questions on a Daily Exit Ticket, and the following day we review mastery shown by each student and celebrate their achievement (please see the "Data Review" strategy video). I read out each student's name who achieved mastery, and we quickly celebrate to recognize their hard work. For the students who have not reached mastery yet, this motivates them to keep striving to get that checkmark on the board. Rather than just using outdated student data from summative assessments, Daily Exit Tickets give me and my students a quick read on how they're growing throughout the week. Though these mini-assessments do not connect to my grading system, they allow me to track my students' daily progress throughout each week.

 
Instructional Planning
Weekly Online Homework

Weekly Online Homework is a strategy aimed at building up the expectations in class by infusing them into my students' home lives. On Monday, my students are assigned homework that is due on Friday of that week. I use the class website to drive this communication with my students and their parents. The homework that is assigned is differentiated because the assignments are from adaptive online content providers. In addition, my students learn to be responsible for themselves, leading to huge growth in their self-advocacy and learning. On Friday, rewards and consequences are tied to the Dojo Dollars class economy. Because of the online nature of the homework, it can be instantly graded.  

 
 
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