Who should the teacher work with during guided math lessons – novices, apprentices or the experts?
I think it is very important for teachers to work with small guided math groups with all the different students, not just the lowest performing. Everybody needs the teacher’s attention at some point to push them to the next skill level. Classroom assistants are a great help, but they should not be the only person who works with a particular group. By the end of the week, I think it is important that the teacher has connected with all of the students in some form or another.