"My instruction aimed at the middle of my class, and was leaving out approximately two-thirds of my learners," she told Yee.
She began grouping students by abilities about 10 years ago. And apparently she's not the only one.
But it's flexible grouping, with students changing groups depending on what help they need in what subjects. Teachers address the same subjects in different ways for each group.
Reassessment is constant.
Not surprisingly, it's a lot more work figuring how to teach the same subject, in the same classroom, to several groups of students with varying levels of preparation.
But Sears said "dynamic grouping" is here to stay.
Classroom teachers are in the best position to see what works and what doesn't. They should be freed from faddish edicts and allowed to follow their own good judgment.