The most effective blended learning classrooms run on high-quality interventions. The personal instruction, either one-on-one or in small groups, provides another layer of individualization for students, made even more powerful with the student data blended learning programs provide. Teachers, unburdened by time-consuming administrative tasks, are also able to spend more of the class period on interventions.
But you have to do it right. In our Data-Driven Instruction workshop, we lay out the five steps to an effective intervention:
- Select content. Many blended learning programs are self-paced, so students will be spread out over a wide range of content.
- Identify struggling students. Look at homework and assessment problems to see what objectives are causing trouble for a small group of students.
- Determine misconceptions. Blended learning technology gives teachers the ability to group students by common misunderstanding rather than common score, leading to more efficient and effective interventions.
- Carry out the intervention. This is your time to shine.
- Follow up. Interventions do not end until the student has demonstrated mastery of the subject on his or her own. Reasoning Mind teachers assign Post-Intervention Problem Sets generated by our system to students after the intervention.
Post by Jessica Johnson, Implementation Coordinator