Teaching to a multi-level classroom is a challenge for many instructors, and a skill that can improve with practice.
Attention, direction, and challenge are three basic tools that I use while teaching to a multi-level "hybrid" classroom.
I'm excited to show a multi/level Kindergym class to my parents this evening at our Bright Beginnings location. The students require multi-level teaching due to the ages present.
Attention to the basic needs of each child will indicate where the child lies developmentally. It is important to teach young children with a developmental standard to prevent injury.
Direction is important to engage discussion while helping the child develop early associations. (Ie. Learning the rules, assimilating ideas, and connecting emotionally to the instructor)
Challenge is imperative for focus and progress. Perhaps a child needs help with their pronunciation, listening skills, spatial awareness, or leadership...Kinderdance asks these important questions and challenges the needs of each child.
Hopefully these ideas will help engage, prevent "boredom", and create a solid foundation for your classroom!