Differentiation

cartooonThe idea behind differentiated instruction is simple: different students have different abilities and limitations, and rather than expect all students to learn and to work in the same way, we should tailor our teaching, assignments, projects, and assessments to be as inclusive as possible. (For in depth reading on differentiated instruction, check out some books by the guru, Carol Ann Tomlinson. She’s written a book on about every angle you can imagine – from problem based learning to focusing on the humanities.)

Sounds good, right?

The Following are Blog Posts on Differentiation in the Classroom.

Differentiation in Baby Steps, Part 1: Don’t Differentiate Yourself Into Insanity

Learning to Differentiate Part 2: Getting your feet in the Differentiation Kiddie Pool

Teaching Writing Part 2: Offering Students an Outline

Differentiation part 3: Allowing students to choose their own project.

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