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Student Grouping

Teachers in blended and personalized environments will often organize students into groups so that teachers can provide more targeted support or individualized instruction.

Student Grouping Strategies in Action

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Lindsay High School

Daily Large Group Instruction

Using daily whole class instruction to address common needs

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LPS Richmond

Flexible Daily Small Group Instruction

Customized groupings to address learning needs and create team experts for specific learning...

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LPS Richmond

Self- and Peer-Grading

Rubrics-based grading to create academic reflection and dialogue

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LPS Richmond

Direct Instruction for Academic Content and Non-Cognitive Skills

Whole class instruction to promote habits of success and mindsets

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LPS Richmond

Heterogeneous Teams

Teacher-assigned student teams to support a variety of skill levels

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Roots Elementary

Heterogenous and Homogeneous Groups

Differentiated groups to enhance different learning experiences

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Roots Elementary

6-8 Week Learning Groups

Periodic benchmark assessments to determine student progress and adjust student learning paths

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Roots Elementary

Daily, Weekly, and Long-Term Student Groupings

Employing multiple grouping approaches to meet immediate needs as well as provide stable working...

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Roots Elementary

Scheduled Ongoing Large Group Instruction

Large group instruction frequently used to meet common needs and instruct efficiently

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ReNEW DTA Academy

Partnering Choice

Allowing students to choose how they work best to increase productivity

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ReNEW DTA Academy

Teacher-Led Large Group Instruction

Teaching to large heterogenous groups to maximize efficiency

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CICS West Belden

Flexible Grouping

Combining students to differentiate instruction

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CICS West Belden

Daily Agenda

Providing an explicit plan to students for each class

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CICS West Belden

Multi-Age Classrooms

Combining grade levels to connect students with similar needs

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CICS West Belden

Targeted Large Group Instruction

Using whole groups to maximize efficiency

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Integrated Teaching Teams

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Common Launch

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Academic Numeracy Specialist Role

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Assigned Staff to Lead Independent Work Time

Roots' Habit of Success teachers lead independent work time, which allows...

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Additional Support for Teachers

Pleasant View teachers get support from the school instructional staff and...

Photo of two teachers standing in front of seated students in a classroom
Integrated Teaching Teams

Special education and other support staff are fully integrated with teaching...

Photo of teacher speaking to a group of students in classroom
Working across grade levels

Learners in Lindsay High School English courses are able to simultaneously work...

Photo of high-school classroom
Common Launch

While Navigate Math is a self-paced course, the class always opens with a common...

Photo of teacher and student high-fiving
Academic Numeracy Specialist Role

The Navigate Math role requires comfort with blended learning as well as deep...

Photo of student and staff working together on device with other students in background
Assigned Staff to Lead Independent Work Time

Roots' Habit of Success teachers lead independent work time, which allows...