I made this video for Rising Academy Network teachers to show them how I teach my classes to roll numbers.
Taught all in one lesson?
Would you then practice the whole sequence once per lesson while potentially stopping and going over bits again if it’s not 100%?
Good question Victor. Nope, not all in one lesson. Typically over the course of 4 lessons – 9s and 3s in lesson one, 6s and 7s in lesson 2, 8s and 4s (not seen in the training video) in lesson 3 and then a rnu-through and video recording in lesson 4.
We’d rarely do the whole sequence after that. Typically one or two tables in a lesson.
I want to aim for 100% participation and I anticipate some non-compliance.
After the first run up to “Yes!”, and it’s not 100%, I’ll say something like “Okay team, that was great, we’re just missing a few people and I’d like to hear everyone with us”
We go again and it’s still not 100%, maybe I say “Okay guys, that was even better that time, we just have one or two voices missing from the team, let me hear you all doing it so that Mr x can hear us down the hall and be impressed”
We go again and it’s not 100%, what would you suggest at that point?
Move on and say something like “it seems that a few of us want to be learning this with me after school today”? or
“Team, making mistakes is okay with me, but I expect everyone to be participating and trying in my class, x and x, see me afterschool”? or,
“x and x you have lost participation points, I want you to join in with the team so you be on track to becoming a TTRS and going home on time today”?
I’m aiming for the last one now that I’ve written out a few options, but then I’m cautious that it could go against culture, or draw undue attention to the students singled out. What do you think?
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