Resources for Intervention Classes
I gave a presentation last week on strategies that I use in my dedicated intervention classes for high school math students. The feedback was pretty positive, and I thank the local Tucson folk who attended. One of my favorite moments was letting teachers imitate their worst students, then trying to teach a lesson to them – cell phones out and shouting out answers and heads on desk and unprepared for class and all of the best behaviors of our worst students. That was fun. However, I still ran out of time – so much to talk about.
Anyway – for any other interested parties, I’ve compiled the resources from my talk all in one place: http://www.schneiderisawesome.com/MEAD (the MEAD is from the Tucson Math Conference where I first gave the much-too-short version of this presentation). This collection of resources includes:
- The presentation I gave
- A collection of resources for how I teach basic Integers & Algebra
- An article about Mindsets from Carol Dweck
- Lots of resources for starting to implement SBG
- Some resources & ideas for classroom engagement strategies
- Some details of how my intervention classes are organized at my school from a placement & administrative perspective
Leading this workshop has made me want to do two things:
- Have a video recording of the first week of my intervention classes when I do a lot of culture building and attitude reshaping and a little teaching.
- Write a blog post detailing the process that me and my administration have gone through to implement our version of intervention. One of the things I could feel at this workshop is that a lot of teachers are being ‘thrown in’ to an ‘intervention’ class without clear details about what the needs of the students are or how to measure progress. This is a stark contrast to how our school has done intervention, so I’d like to share some of that – another time.
Anyway – for any other interested intervention folk, I hope those resources help. Hopefully I’ll find time to share more of my thoughts on intervention in the coming months.