New to the site? Try Quick User Guide

We use technology from the Learning Commons to track anonymous visitor behavior on our website to ensure you have a great experience. Learn more about our Privacy Policy and Opt In/Out.

Teacher Discusses How She Modifies Her Time to Meet Students' Needs at Roots

Roots teacher, Lecksy Wolk, shares how she prioritizes small-group instruction time given competing needs and demands within a personalized learning environment.


Transcript: Lecksy Wolk: I divide based on what I think kids need the most. So, obviously, I try to meet with my kids that are the most behind the most to remediate them. And so, my groups that are the most behind, I meet with every day, whereas kids that I just need to check in with, or like, give them enough – something else to work on, I meet with probably once or twice a week. And another thing that – but I do meet with every child once a week at least. And, another thing that I think about it also just their ability to do independent work. So, five is a very interesting age where you have some kids that are super independent. Or even if they're a little bit older, you know, so we have K and 1. So we have kids that are six, pushing seven. And so, they may tend to be more independent. And so I may be able to show them an activity once and have them go do it in the flex center by themselves. So, I don't need them to come to my small group every day to do the same activity if they can do it by themselves. And so, I can be very strategic about, this group of kids is someone that I need to meet with more often, even if they're working on the same thing, because I can show this group once or twice and have them go practice it by themselves – whereas this group needs to be monitored the whole time.

Explore More

Take Advantage of Lost Learning Time

Virtual learning days may occur once a week, just a few times a semester, or exclusively when there is an emergency situation such as a...

Utilize an Intensive Learning Session

Intensive learning sessions are special weeks where regular classes are put on hold and students participate in a wide variety of...

Tool: Unlocking Time's School Time Assessment and Strategies

Use Unlocking Time's assessment to get insights on the needs and opportunities with time, and explore strategies for innovating around time...