About Eastside Prep
About Eastside's 6th grade classroom
- How Suney used Khan Academy initially: Suney looked at Khan Academy data each night to determine which students attended which station for the day. Stations were divided into three areas: two stations focused on Khan Academy - one for the current unit and one for students finished with the current unit, and in a third session Suney led a small group session with the students who needed additional help with the current lesson. At the whiteboard, there was a list to facilitate peer tutoring. On the left was the column, "I need help with" where the student with a question would write their name and the exercise, and on the right was a "I can help" column where the peer tutor would fill in their name when the request was completed.
- How Suney's implementation has evolved: Suney initially allowed for students to move at their own pace within a unit. However, in the following school year, she allowed for complete self-pacing. To track progress, she has colorful signs hanging in her room. One for DecimalLand, another for FractionsLand and so on; each sign has clothespins on them. Each clothespin has a student's name, and the sign the clothespin is on indicates the student's progress. This allows for a very easy visualization of how her students are doing.