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Is pacing for your lessons ever challenging when you have to keep moving on so that you wont get so far behind?

Apr 28, 2017 5:18am

Some of my students are always absent and also they have behavioral issues. It is also challenging when the students are off task during class hours. I try so hard not to send my students out to different classes because I do not want them get further behind, but also I do not want them to disturb the other students. Its a double edge sword.

  • English Language Arts
  • 9
  • Common Core


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    • May 9, 2017 2:50am

      I use the count down method to keep little ones moving forward. For example, I will say and we can do this in "10,9,8,7....1"
      Peer pressure also works to keep the dawdlers going. I will say "we will move on when we are all finished with.... and I am still waiting for ____," (As long as this does not embarrass them in any way!) When I have a student I know needs extra time I might shorten the material if it is an appropriate accommodation.
      I also offer a carrot for the end of the task, for example, As soon as we finish this we can do ____.