Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Book Da Teacher Update

Back in June I initiated Book Da Teacher. This is a system where the children can book in time with me one on one or in groups of up to three to work through something they are struggling with or want help with. This came about after data I received from a student survey that indicated the children would like more time with me to help them with their maths.

Initially Book Da Teacher got off to a rocky start as none of the children booked in. After some clarification about it soon a trickle of booking started coming through. However, now in Term 3,  one and half months on Book Da Teacher is still struggling to take off. Week two, term three and I have no bookings despite my best efforts to remind the children about it. This makes me think that maybe the data was wrong and the children don't really want more teacher time or  I need to scaffold the system more so the children feel confident about using it. I suspect the latter is more likely.

Going forward I will be endeavouring to scaffold Book Da Teacher discussing it daily with the children and booking them in myself. My hope is that this will get the ball rolling. If you have any ideas please let me know.

1 comment:

  1. This is an interesting idea to try and organise time for individual help. I find myself and my students wanting to spend one on one time to help them with maths as well. One strategy I found helpful was having a google discussion board where they could post questions since many of them had the same questions. Maybe if they could book in groups they would find it less intimidating. I am going to try this idea in my class =) Hope it has been taken up better in your classroom!

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