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TOO FAST – TOO SLOW (MIXED ABILITIES). RATIONALE. Everyone faces this problem Believe that everyone is not the same – cater to different learning needs The problem faced How do we cater to the students on extreme ends: too fast vs too slow. SCHOOL BACKGROUND.

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Too fast too slow mixed abilities

TOO FAST – TOO SLOW(MIXED ABILITIES)


Rationale

RATIONALE

  • Everyone faces this problem

  • Believe that everyone is not the same – cater to different learning needs

    The problem faced

    How do we cater to the students on extreme ends: too fast vstoo slow


School background

SCHOOL BACKGROUND

  • SK SRI DAMAI, PJ

  • POPULATION: 253 Students

    20 Teachers

  • CLASS : Kindergarten– Year 6

    even have class for the special needs students

  • 1 class for every level

  • Average students: 28 – 38 students

  • Include inclusive students (Autistic students)

    Every class have at least 2 – 3 students (a teacher aid is provided to them)


Mixed abilities

MIXED ABILITIES?

  • Case study: Year 2A

  • Number of students: 35 + 3 (autism students)

  • 23 boys and 15 girls

    Language level

  • 10 (very good)

    They can do and finish their work without having much difficulty – early finishers

  • 14 (average)

    Can still do it with a little bit of help

  • 14 (very weak)

    Need extra help in understanding the task given – need more time to complete task


Why is it a problem

WHY IS IT A PROBLEM

  • Couldn’t focus on all of them at one go

  • If we focus on one group (the weak ones), others would go haywire

  • If we try to cater to either one, the class would still go haywire

  • RESULT: CHAOTIC

  • E.g. spelling


What the school does

WHAT THE SCHOOL DOES

  • Remedial class for BahasaMelayu and mathematics

  • Focus on Year 2 & 3

  • For slow learners who are slow in reading and counting

  • English, the English teachers have extra class with them (Yr 6)


How we solve it

HOW WE SOLVE IT

  • Differentiation  different task sheets for different level

  • Early finishers  enrichment activities

    e.g. word puzzle, find-the-word etc

  • During practice stage  call the slow learner to teacher’s table for extra help

  • Cooperative learning  the good ones help the weak ones


Effectiveness

EFFECTIVENESS

  • Differentiation  Yes (pitched to right level)

  • Early finishers  Yes but they tend to finish their work even faster to do the extra task

  • During practice stage  Yes to a certain extent

    (must have good classroom control)

  • Cooperative learning  Yes to a certain extent

    (too many weak students to be handled noisy)


Conclusion

CONCLUSION

  • As teachers we should be aware of our students’ background and abilities

  • Thus, we need to cater to their needs by pitching the lesson to the right level

  • As teachers we should be willing to do extra work; prepare different task sheets

  • We should always have extra enrichment activities ready in case of early finishers


Too fast too slow mixed abilities

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