Defining Differentiated Instruction. Updated 01/2014 When I lesson plan with teachers, out of earshot from their fellow teachers and their principals, I can't tell you how often I'm asked, "what exactly does it look like?
" when it comes to differentiated instruction. In the education world, differentiated instruction is talked a lot about as a policy or as a solution, but rarely do educators get opportunities to roll up their sleeves and talk about what it looks like in practice. The definition begins with this: Equal education is not all students getting the same, but all students getting what they need. Approaching all learners the same academically doesn't work. Start with the Student If a child in your class is really struggling with reading, writing, organization, time management, social skills or all of the above, the first step is to find out as much as you can about her educational history and anything else.
So, I learned. A Classroom Example Here's an example from my teaching: A Matter of Fairness One way to be ready? ETE Teacher Pages. Problem-Based Learning [Goals and Objectives ].... [ Learning Background & Objectives ] Goals & Objectives Problem-Based Learning Defined: Finkle and Torp (1995) state that "problem-based learning is a curriculum development and instructional system that simultaneously develops both problem solving strategies and disciplinary knowledge bases and skills by placing students in the active role of problem solvers confronted with an ill-structured problem that mirrors real-world problems" (p. 1). Specific tasks in a problem-based learning environment include: determining whether a problem exists; creating an exact statement of the problem; identifying information needed to understand the problem; identifying resources to be used to gather information; generating possible solutions; analyzing the solutions; and presenting the solution, orally and/or in writing.
Short Cut to Problem-Based Learning: This is a simplified model. Note that it is an iterative model. 1. 2. 3. Home. You Wouldn't Want To Be An Egyptian Mummy! Whatever happened to the iceberg that sank the Titanic? World History Maps & Timelines.
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In these historical clips from the Libraries' collections, you'll hear Presidents Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton talk about serious policy issues with their advisors, address the nation, or have conversations with friends and family members. You'll hear the presidents speak both publicly and privately about issues of their day. Nixon Reflects on China Trip After returning from China in 1972, President Nixon explained to a group of Congressional leaders, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, the importance of restoring communication with China as a way of mitigating suspicion and miscalculation, which could lead to war.
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