Small Group, Co-Teaching Model of Learning Experiencing Success at Ledgemont

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Elementary students at Ledgemont are taking deliberate advantage of a co-teaching model of education, where smaller groups, teamwork and collaboration prevail, all in order to help students feel comfortable sharing ideas, listening to others and achieving greatness. In a class where approximately 16 students participate, desks are positioned so that students can discuss topics in groups, following prompts or topics supplied by the classroom instructor. Once presented, students are encouraged to further breakdown topics using their own, respective mixed abilities, collaborating, sharing thoughts and working together on project-based assignments. After intensive discussion sessions, students will take brain breaks and then sit in other areas of the classroom to obtain differing interaction experiences with their classmates. In all, this model of teaching and instruction is furthering the school-wide motto at Ledgemont, which is: “We show positivity. We show respect. We have integrity. We are driven. We show empathy. Badger Pride is Building Wide.” Standards are very high in the Berkshire Local Schools, particularly at the very youngest grades. Congratulations to Ms. Weema and Ms. Sherman for taking a creative and dynamic approach to their learning environments!





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