In this Mexican classroom the students are working on a challenging open-ended enquiry around sequences, which progresses to quadratics. The students are organised into small groups, having moved there desks closely together to work collaboratively around one shared document. The teacher monitors groups and offers guided support that sustains the level of challenge but helps orientate students through their struggles.
This is an urban, public school. Watch out for how the teacher:
- Uses small groups to encourage student collaboration
- Monitors the classroom during the enquiry
- Offers guided support when students are struggling
How do you use small group structures in your own classroom?