1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Hi Guest, welcome to the TES Community!

    Connect with like-minded professionals and have your say on the issues that matter to you.

    Don't forget to look at the how to guide.

    Dismiss Notice
  3. The Teacher Q&A will be closing soon.

    If you have any information that you would like to keep or refer to in the future please can you copy and paste the information to a format suitable for you to save or take screen shots of the questions and responses you are interested in.

    Don’t forget you can still use the rest of the forums on theTes Community to post questions and get the advice, help and support you require from your peers for all your teaching needs.

    Dismiss Notice

Mixed ability physics

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by aoifeorourke, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. Dear Sage,
    I am a student teacher teaching a 5th year physics class. I'm from Ireland I'm not sure what that equates to there. They would be about 16 years old. The class is very mixed ability. From the looks on their faces I can tell some haven't a clue and others just understand everything straight away. I'm finding it difficult to keep the class at a pace appropriate for everyone. I don't want the more able kids to get bored and I don't want the less able kids to fall way behind. I'm worrying they will end up not learning a thing. As it stands I move at a steady pace but I base it on the slower kids. Is there any advice on how to construct the lesson to please everyone?
    Any advice appreciated.
     
  2. Dear Sage,
    I am a student teacher teaching a 5th year physics class. I'm from Ireland I'm not sure what that equates to there. They would be about 16 years old. The class is very mixed ability. From the looks on their faces I can tell some haven't a clue and others just understand everything straight away. I'm finding it difficult to keep the class at a pace appropriate for everyone. I don't want the more able kids to get bored and I don't want the less able kids to fall way behind. I'm worrying they will end up not learning a thing. As it stands I move at a steady pace but I base it on the slower kids. Is there any advice on how to construct the lesson to please everyone?
    Any advice appreciated.
     

Share This Page