Many of our students are special education students with special needs, and they have Individual Education Plans, and according to individual plans for the student, they need specific accommodations. So usually these students are placed in a General Learning Strategies class if they have Individual Education Plans, or the class for students with English as a Second Language. And the classes are small—10 to 15 students—and what we provide is numeracy support. So the students are getting more time for explanations, sometimes additional explanation provided by the teacher who is teaching that class—in this case, it was me. And we also do homework; the students have time to practise homework, because we are working in close collaboration with the classroom teacher. So the students have assigned homework in the classroom; they come next period to visit the GLE class, and we explain things so they can ask, additional explanations provided, and also we started doing homework. In some cases, students write the quiz or test if they missed the quiz or test in their classroom for the reason that maybe they were absent or maybe needed again more time to complete the test, so it’s provided in this GLE class. The students are selected for GLE classes at the end of their Grade 8 school year. Our teachers from our school—math teachers, special education teacher—they go to so-called “intake information,” and then their accommodation is given for those who supposed to be placed in General Learning Strategies class.
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