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This week I'm starting a new, research-based, large group, tier 3 intervention.
I'm not there yet.
I keep telling my principal, "It's not that I don't think this intervention is worthwhile. I'm just concerned that I'll deliver it the right way."
I was feeling good this year. I've finally become more comfortable with the tiny group intervention program that I use with 1st-4th grade. I was really understanding all the goals behind it. Now there's something new for our 4th and 5th graders.
On Wednesday afternoon, I will switch rooms with a colleague, balance a heavy book of teacher-talk and student prompts, juggle a document camera and presentation software, and guide nine students into unknown territory.
The intervention trainer promised that we will not be fans of the program for a solid six weeks.
We will be tired. We will want to give up.
Time to pull on my sneakers and try my best.
It's what we ask of our students every day.