Designing A Stronger Behavior Management System

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Creating and implementing this unit on division for this diverse fifth grade class was able to help me grow as an educator. While there were many strengths from this unit, there was also some areas of growth that could have been made in order to make the unit even more successful. One major strength from this unit was the differentiation of instruction and assessments. An area of growth for this unit would be to create a stronger behavior management system in order to make the time dedicated to math each day more valuable.
This inclusion classroom has a wide range of learners with varying ability levels. In math, there are four tiered groups with some students who are above grade level, some on grade level, and some who are two or three grade levels behind. This unit has rather abstract concepts that the students needed to build an understanding of, and in order to do that I needed to make sure to differentiate the delivery of instruction as well as the assessment types. This was a strength for this unit, because each lesson was differentiated for the tiered groups in the form of pacing, guides, graphic organizers, assessments, manipulatives, rubrics, and difficulty of problems. One specific way that I differentiated during this unit was by providing students with guided notes, graphic organizers, and manipulative to increase their understanding of abstract division strategies for solving multi-digit division problems. Long division was a particularly

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