Does your school group students into classes in a given subject based on their level of advancement? I use this rather clumsy phrase because I have learnt that terms some people use – e.g. setting – are not shared by others. If your school doesn’t group students in this way, and you have more than one class running in a subject, then there is still a chance that you end up with group differences. This may be due to the way classes are blocked against each other or just due to random variation.
If this is the case, how do you decide which teacher should teach which group?
I am aware of schools where the head of department somehow ends up taking the most advanced classes and new teachers get the less advanced ones. If there is any attempt at justification, it is usually around the subject knowledge needed to…
View original post 272 more words