Bigger is not always better
I have recently started tutoring for Rocket Learning and I accomplished more in 1 hour with those students than I have all week in my regular class.
Well, my guess would be that it is a lot easier to have productive lessons and meaningful conversations with 5 students than it is with 34 students. Hmm, anyone else agree?This is really not an earth shattering notion but I have been thinking about it since yesterday. We read and discussed a nonfiction article and we were able to identify story elements, main idea, make inferences and compare the main character’s life to each of our own.
Rocket Leaning uses a similar lesson plan layout to the one I use in class (although I don’t use these cool rocket related terms):
- Ignite: Anticipatory Set (Music, Poems)
- In-Flight Writing (Pre/Draft/Edit/Publish) or Prepare for Liftoff (Phonemic awareness/ Phonics/Vocabulary/Fluency)
- Refueling – Test Prep/Practice