Also, my math coach is modeling a lesson for me tomorrow with my high group of kids. I'm glad to see her modeling the lesson, but she disapproves of me putting the kids into rows from groups even though I have them turn around to work with a group almost every.single.day. My team teacher also moved his desks into rows because the talking was just way too much. I feel like the focus has improved for all of my classes when I'm teaching a lesson or we are having a group discussion. (For all of my classes except my tough one.) I also feel like sometimes working with a partner is beneficial too because no one ends up getting "lost." She was talking about how I shouldn't punish my classes who can work in groups just because one class can't. But I also can't have kids move the desks because that would waste time. So am I supposed to do it in the 3 minutes between classes?? And she said that even for the class who can't work in groups, there still might be some kids who benefit from groups. However, we were wasting so much time in groups because of behavior. My mentor agreed when she observed me that groups would not work for my tough class. At the school I student taught at, the instructional coach modeled one strategy that my mentor could use which was really nice. So anyways, tomorrow before she models the lesson, I have to move ALL of the desks into groups and make new seats on sticky notes for the kids. I feel like the point of modeling a lesson should be modeling a lesson that I would do in my classroom, not a lesson that I wouldn't be able to do in my classes!