Hello Broadview Community!!!
My name is Mr. Gerringer and this is my 15th year as a Bobcat here at Broadview Middle School. I am the reading and math remediation teacher for grades 6-8th. I am not calling my classes remediation (for negative stigma reasons), but rather Reading and Math 2.0. I would like to take this time and explain my motivation and aspirations as our remediation teacher. As the remediation teacher, I play and important role here at Broadview. While I get the benefit of working with small groups and one-on-one, students have a students have a lot of work that is required of them. My main goal as the remediation teacher is to help students get back on track and build essential skills. I have broken my class into categories...The first thing I do is...
Determining Student Needs
Before I can effectively work with students, I must determine what the students need. I will be responsible for using multiple diagnostic tools to determine student needs. These tools include online and paper-based tests designed to test basic skills. I also observe students as they work to identify areas of confusion. These results will help me to select appropriate materials and exercises to help students to learn.
Since most students I work with will need different types of help, one-on-one or small group instruction will often take place in my classroom. During small group, or one-on-one, I will help students with special assignments designed to encourage and strengthen critical thinking skills, and basic skills in areas of need. I use and offer a lot of modeling and different ways of completing the work and provide the students with chances to practice skills independently.
Interacting with Other Teachers
Often, students are referred to me by regular classroom teachers. I work with a student's regular classroom teachers to determine what kind of help a student needs. Communicating with the regular classroom teacher also helps to ensure that the instruction in my classroom is connected to what the student is learning in the regular classroom. This communication will help ensure the students' needs are met and they are successful.
Regular assessments help to determine whether my students are making progress while working with me. I am responsible for administering these assessment and analyzing the results. If students fail to make progress, I will either have to adjust the activities used with a particular student or meet with the regular classroom teacher, parents, and school counselors to discuss further strategies. Students making progress may move on to new skills or may no longer need remediation.
I look forward to an AMAZING year!!!