Raul Fernandez brings music lessons into the ISP Classroom
Raul Fernandez is currently an ISP teacher at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic. He has also taught in site-based, hybrid, and bilingual classrooms at PDC.
Some challenges that ISP teachers face when trying to incorporate small group instruction/activities are finding the time to incorporate lessons amidst the other responsibilities they must take care of during class time, coming up with/selecting the curriculum to teach, and the lack of time for small group lesson prep on top of grading time.
In this video, Raul shares some ways he has addressed these challenges:
Some benefits he has seen as a result of his efforts:
Watch the video to see how his students are learning to play the recorder in an ISP classroom environment!
Classroom footage by CA Suchovsky; Editing and Production by Simeon Weinraub