Sunday, January 20, 2019

Individual Instruction More Than Instruction

Fortunately, the nature of my work with students often involves working with them one-on-one.  I know many wonderful teachers who don't get this chance but do great work during individual conferences with their students.  This individual time is so beneficial - and not just due to instruction.  It is a time when you can have powerful educational conversations with a student.  It is not just a loose-ended conversational time, though.  You can base your conversations on assessments:  it is a time when students can ask you questions and get clarification about the assessments they are given, what your mutual goals are, and where you are going next.  For many of my students, it is when they bring up questions about "disability" and I reinforce their strengths and unique abilities. 

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