My goal this year is differentiation and creating more independent workers. As I start planning my first big DI unit, I wanted to try something on a smaller scale first 😉
I took my first steps this week. I wrote up an “instruction sheet” on the Roman achievement – about two days worth of independent/partner work that could be self directed.
While students were working, I conferenced and rotated pairs of students through an activity on my promethean board.
It was amazing conferencing with students. It will take me two days to actually “conference” with students though.
I would like to have more than one activity to rotate students through, and it doesn’t have to be technology.
I think I would prefer one day whole class/one day independent work. That would allow me two days to actually conference with all of the kids.
This was just a trial run – I’ll use these thoughts in designing my first unit!