This article looks at a competency-based math classroom. It describes how Molly Nealeigh at Piney Grove Elementary School in North Carolina’s Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system uses a block period. She teaches new content for the first section and then lets students work individually, using online “pathways” she has designed. This allows students to progress at their own rate, focusing their attention on the material for which they need more time in order to fully master key concepts and skills.
This article offers a good peak into a classroom that will appeal to other educators interested in adopting a personalized mastery-based approach. The approach could be adopted for other age groups.
Source Organization: The Hechinger Report