How to Make Your Interventions Efficient and Effective

June 4, 2014

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:

  1. Select content. Many blended learning programs are self-paced, so students will be spread out over a wide range of content.

    Teacher and student
    Teachers report up to five times more personal instruction time in the Reasoning Mind system.
  2. Identify struggling students. Look at homework and assessment problems to see what objectives are causing trouble for a small group of students.
  3. 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.
  4. Carry out the intervention. This is your time to shine.
  5. 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.

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Post by Jessica Johnson, Implementation Coordinator

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