Process and questions to ask to determine the most effective means of differentiation
Ideas for ways parents can show kids how math fits in daily life
Fun and unique ways parents can practice spelling words with kids
Ideas for ways kids can demonstrate their learning
There are some fantastic and effective strategies and materials we can use to differentiate classroom instruction. Some take a lot of time to find and prepare. But others can be used with no preparation, whenever you realize there is a need. 1) Question Choices During whole group discussions, include questions that everyone in the […]
Some years, I’m so ready to come back to work after break, to get back to a daily routine. Some years – like this one – I just wish there could be just a few more days without alarm clocks and emails. It’s a good time of year anyway to reassess and reboot, so […]
Ideas for activities and discussion topics based on the “Bell Ringers” leveled articles
Video clips can capture students’ attention, explain a point, and show students things and place and people they might not otherwise get to see.
One of my favorite – and, I think, one of the easiest – ways to differentiate is to give students options for how the demonstrate their learning.
Curriculum Ladders list skills in order of difficulty/complexity, making it easier to visualize the progression of skills, to identify where students are and to plan for what students are ready to learn. 1) Flexible Grouping Identify where students are on the curriculum ladder – what the students are ready to learn right now. Group students for instruction […]
Ideas for making cubes to use with the cubing instructional strategy
Cubing is a versatile, easy-to-use instructional strategy that adds a bit of randomness and chance to your lessons.