Friday, April 21, 2017

A Reader Asks... Am I in the Power Zone

A LYS Teacher asks the following question:


When I’m working one-on-one with a student, am I in the Power Zone?

SC Response
Here is the definition of the Power Zone: Teaching or monitoring in close proximity to one or more students.

This means that if the teacher in working one-on-one with a student, she is in the Power Zone.

If the teacher in working with a small group of students, she is in the Power Zone.

If the teacher is working the whole room during a whole group activity, she is in the Power Zone.

The only caveat is this, by definition, I could work with a single student for the entire period and be considered to be working in the Power Zone.  However, every other student in my room might beg to differ.  A little mobility significantly leverages the power of the Power Zone.

I hope this helps.

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