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Small Group in Secondary
What does small group look like in the secondary classroom?
The idea behind ports is that students can travel to multiple learning opportunities within one class period while the teacher works with a small group. For secondary, students may take up to two to three days to move to each port depending on the time you set for ports. I would recommend at least 20 mins per port so you have small groups for 20 minutes. Ports can be as simple or complex as you'd like. A more complex port design may include personalized learning opportunities based on individual student needs. This week we will focus on simple ports that include small group, an online activity, vocabulary, hands-on, and independent work. Of course, you can make your ports you own and add or omit any of the ideas mentioned.
Research shows kids need to move. It is important if implementing ports that you have the students physically get up and move to another spot for each port. This may have you thinking how will that work in my classroom, I am here to help! Please let me know how I can help you design and implement ports in your classroom.