You Know Each Student’s Misconceptions. How Do You Effectively Support Their Needs?

Haylie Taylor, our Education Consultant, is discussing how you can effectively support students’ needs once you know their misconceptions.

What’s in the webinar?

This webinar includes:

  • Four tips on effectively supporting students’ needs once you know their misconceptions.
  • Information on EducationCity‘s data reporting and how it can help with addressing misconceptions.
  • Reference to a sticker template to help you let students know their current progress and what they need to do next.

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Webinar Transcript

Hi everyone and welcome back. If you joined us last time, we looked at how to identify misconceptions amongst our pupils. So today, we’re going to look at what happens once you know those misconceptions and how you can effectively support those needs.

We’re going to look at why it’s important and how we can save time, because as we all know, teachers don’t have much time to support children individually.

Tip number one – classroom layout and organization 

Use seating layouts and learning stations to make differentiation easy. You could use carousel learning, round robins, you could have ability seating, but you could also have mixed-ability pairs. If you’re going to do this in different lessons, just make sure that the children know where they need to sit, maybe with some sort of visual on the board.

They can come into the lesson easily, identify what sort of lesson it’s going to be and know where to sit down.

Tip number two – use your data

Obviously, again, this is something that we do already, but sharing those results with students and parents, so that they know how to improve on their learning, can be an added bonus.

You can address misconceptions using SuccessTracker and the data visualization tool, which allows you to see those areas of strengths and weaknesses more easily via the traffic light system. This is ideal for knowing which students need intervention in a particular area.

Tip number three – follow up with personalized learning

There are so many ways that you can personalize learning to differentiate effectively, whether it be putting revision materials together based upon learning results, or giving students a choice in their learning to suit their particular learning styles.

You can use the Revision Journals on EducationCity to help with this. They could be used as part of an extension activity or even a plenary, so the students are working on addressing their own misconceptions.

Tip number four – student involvement

Whether or not your school does this as a whole, the students being able to understand their own learning gaps can be advantageous for them as well as for you. But make sure you share their misconceptions in a positive way.

Explain their gaps as rungs on a ladder, or pieces of a puzzle that they just need to find in order for it all to fit in. Students can see their scores on EducationCity and can play content again, as many times as they need to. They can repeat activities to try and better their score from the previous time. Plus, marking using next steps or “remember for next time” is a great way of helping your students.

Again, we know that this can take a lot of time, so take a look at our free sticker template that you can get in the resources to help.

If you missed it, six assessment strategies you can use to identify misconceptions was the previous webinar, so you can go back and have a look at that one. And hopefully, this one has been useful to you as well.

Remember, at Edmentum International, we’re always here to help you with assessments, personalized learning, differentiated instruction and helping you to save time in your everyday teaching lives.

If you need us, you know where we are. Have a great day. Bye.


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