Creating Custom Student Groups

Flexible grouping is one of the hallmarks of high-quality and effective differentiation. As esteemed educator, author, and differentiation expert Carol Ann Tomlinson explained, “[an] important principle [of differentiation] is that of flexible grouping… you need to systematically move kids among similar readiness groups, varied readiness groups, mixed learning-profile groups, interest groups, mixed interest groups, and student-choice groups.”

Otus enables teachers to implement the tutelage of Tomlinson. Otus gives the user complete control of the arrangement and quantity of groups. Using our colored flag system, teachers assign multiple flags to students (LE, gifted, tactile learner, etc). Then, teachers choose a group type (similar readiness, varied readiness, learning style, etc.) to group and regroup students as frequently as needed.

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