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  • Kyle Pearce

    April 27, 2022 at 8:33 am

    These are great questions.

    When consolidating, it can be helpful to facilitate in a way that asks students to share very specific pieces or parts of their work to avoid each group running too long. Also, every group sharing might not be necessary – especially if some approaches are very similar. You can let one share then also ask the groups “whose approaches were similar?” Then move onto another.

    Also, you can consider – if you feel the thinking / focus is spent for the day, consolidating can take place at the beginning of the next day.

    For what to highlight – that depends specifically on your intentionality of the lesson. The consolidation is an opportunity to drive some of those ideas home be it a big idea, strategy and/or model. From what you see during the lesson, you can decide what the next day will look like. Do we dive deeper? Did they “get it”? Did they need more practice with a model explicitly? These are all things to consider.