Split Screen / Flex Grouping – Management One
Expert Tips: Management Considerations for Split Screen / Flex Grouping
Overview: Use the following tips to reflect on the management considerations for your Split Screen lesson. As you work through the activities, think about additions, edits or changes you can make to improve your lesson.
Remember that effective teachers:
- Know: How do you want your classroom to feel, look and sound?
- Teach: What strategies will you use to explain, model and communicate your expectations and procedures?
- Reinforce: What strategies will you use to support students in following the expectations and procedures?
- Enforce: What consequences will you implement when students are unsuccessful in meeting the expectations and procedures?
Split Screen Top Three Tips Video
Take a look at this short video outlining the top three management tips for successfully implementing a Split Screen.
Split Screen Management Questions
Answer the following interview questions to guide your thinking on the best management considerations for a Split Screen:
- What expectations will you communicate to your students, so that the procedures are followed?
- How will you communicate and teach them to your students?
- Where/how will they be posted?
- Do you feel as though these expectations will guide students when 1) they have a question, 2) get stuck 3) finish early? If so, how?
- Did you create and prepare an accessible Anchor?
- Where will the Anchor instructions/materials be posted?
- Is the Anchor something that all students can do?
- How long are you planning this Split Screen to take place? How will you communicate it and track that time?
- How will students learn which group they will be working in during the Split Screen and what the objectives are for their specific group?
- Will students work with partners or by themselves in the group? If they are partners, how will they know who to work with?
- How will your room be set up? Where will the various groups sit? How will you get the room set up that way? Will you do it ahead of time? Will students help organize the room?
- Are there materials that students will need to complete their work? If so, how will it be distributed efficiently?
- In what ways will you hold students accountable for their work and behavior?
- How will you provide feedback for your students?
- If a student(s) is unable to follow the expectations and procedures, what consequences do you plan to implement? When will you implement them?