Diane Ravitch explains that differentiation involves "offering several different learning experiences in response to students' varied needs. Educators may vary learning activities and materials by difficulty, so as to challenge students at different readiness levels; by topic, in response to students' interests; and by students' preferred ways of learning or expressing themselves."
This month's featured resource, Differentiating Like A Star, offers suggestions for differentiating instruction, including using data, assigning tasks or texts, and creating classroom groups. The more stars you're able to introduce, the more strategic and targeted the instruction!
Well-managed classrooms allow teaching and learning to flourish. But creating an ideal learning environment for your students is multifaceted, and often challenging — so much so that many teachers name classroom management as one of their most difficult tasks.
This month's featured resource offers 25 techniques to help you diversify your classroom management skills, and trigger positive reactions from your students. Which one will work best for you?
We believe that effective professional development bridges theory and practice, and not only promotes critical reflection, but also the implementation and application of learning as a way to refine your teaching.
Our featured resource offers an effective sequence for professional development that allows educators to engage in a cycle of learning, applying, reflecting, and sharing (also known as LARS.). This tool can be used by administrators and school leaders to support educators in implementing specific strategies, concepts, or techniques into their practice. The LARS method can help create a powerful learning community in which educators are able to learn with and from one another and establish best practices that can be shared across classrooms.