I'm flipping my classroom a bit more. I am putting a lot of my typically in class lectures/lessons online. I may even put a few of my quizzes on line. I'm giving more time in class for practice so I can help them. Even though we still have another 5 page paper and a writing portfolio to complete I think if I help them in class each step of the way they will feel less pressure.
I cut an extra reading. Sometimes I have a habit of hitting the same standards over and over. It's not inherently a bad thing- but I have to ask myself, as the semester wears down. Can they master this standard with 3 chapters of readings instead of 4? Do they really need to do another handout or will the final paper be enough to show they know the skill?
Rethinking how and what we're assessing I think is key. Do our students need 10 questions to show mastery? Will 5 do it? Can several standards be covered by one assignment instead of 2? The nice thing is this also cuts down on my grading.
I also have to really consider whether a standard has been covered already or not. A lot of times we cover standards without even realizing it! Think back through your lessons and really consider which standards haven't been touched at all and focus on those!
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