Rohan's weekly update

This previous week has been a very interesting week. Not only did we have the students coming back from break, but we also had the superintedend and the new chancellor visit our school on Thursday. Not only did it make most of the staff nervous and apprehensive, it was also apparent on the students faces as well. My game plan this week is similar to that of last week. That is to work them back into their normal routines and behaviors and get them the knowledge they need to pass their exams. 

This week, I am feeling more comfortable in letting the students have more freedom to decide how they would like to work during the class. I have created a multilayered curriculum that will allow for the students to choose the assignments that they would like to complete. Each layer of the curriculum will be harder than the previous layer. Those that just do the base line will receive a barely passing grade for the classwork that day. If they do the minimum plus more difficult work, then they score average, and finally if they complete everything, they receive highest possible marks. This turns the lesson more into student centered then teacher, as well as makes it differentiated for the students. I believe psychologically, it will create a competition like environment within the class, allowing for the students to challenge one another and receive marks that correlate to the amount of work that they put in. That correlation I believe will motivate the students to try harder. 

I have also instituted a BIP for one of the students in my class who's behavior has de-railed the lesson on multiple occasions, destroying any kind of motivation the other students may have. I think these steps will help keep the students motivated as we head towards the end of the school year and look towards finals/regents.

ED 631 - Educational Psychology- Spring 2018

ED 631 - Educational Psychology- Spring 2018

Here is our online home for ED 631 for Spring 2018.

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