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Tools for Differentiation / FrontPage

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Image Source: Free Web Page Headers What is Differentiated Instruction? Adjusting the curriculum, teaching strategies, and classroom environment to better meet the needs of all students. In a differentiated classroom: Student differences shape the curriculumPre-assessment is typical and frequentMultiple options for students are offeredThere is variable pacingVaried grading criteria are usedIndividual efforts and growth are honored from How to Differentiate Mixed-Ability Classrooms by Carol-Ann Tomlinson How do I Differentiate? Differentiate According to Student ReadinessDifferentiate According to Student InterestDifferentiate According to Student Learning Profiles What do I Differentiate? Differentiate ContentDifferentiate ProcessDifferentiate Products Please visit the Strategies page to learn more. How do I get started? Curriculum Design Model This site is maintained by Angela Cunningham and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.

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7 First Day of School Activities Students Love The first day of school will be here before you know it. Most teachers face the big day with enthusiasm, but they dread the inevitable challenge: what to do on the first day of school. Every teacher’s approach is different. Response to Intervention Page Content Response to Intervention is an outgrowth of changes in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation. Previously, children who struggled academically in school had to: 10 Things I Can Learn from Primary Grade Teachers I want to recover the sense of play. As I move back into a full-time position as a middle school teacher, I want to keep the following things in mind that I have observed in the kindergarten, first and second grade classrooms: 1. Classroom Design: Walk into a kindergarten class and you'll notice tables rather than desks, materials that are designed for a child to manipulate and walls with visually-appealing information.

Video Archive - Differentiation Central Event Registration DifferentiationCentral Reach Every Learner Every Day Through Differentiated Instruction Home | About Us | Events & Activities | Resources | Blog | Contact Us Video Archive DifferentiationCentral maintains an archive of video clips featuring experts in differentiated instruction. Making Sense of Words That Don't Sight words. Demon words. Red words.

26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer 26 Questions Every Student Should Be Able To Answer by Terry Heick These questions are more about the student than you, your classroom, or education. DesignShare Home Student-centered learning is Individualized, community-based, experiential, and collaborative. The FNI Learning Community model supports students in all four of these defined areas, as demonstrated by Norma Rose Point School in Vancouver, British Columbia. This new video from Fielding Nair International shows how successful innovative spaces can be through the voices of the school community. View the video here:

Garbology Featured Activity: Waste-Less Lunch Lead your students in learning about natural resources used in common packaging materials. Challenge your students to conserve natural resources through their lunch choices. Back to School: Differentiation for All Students In every classroom we have students that are as different as condors are to capybaras. A soaring condor's capacity has little to compare with the skill set of the water-loving capybara. Understanding their differences is the first step, but even if we create individual education plans that differentiate instruction for each student, teachers are forced to make choices that affect student learning when it comes to instructing them all at once. The issue is how do you provide instruction that meets the needs of each individual student? The answer is you can't, but there are some other things that can.

Meet Google Keep, and 6 ways it can help schools Google Keep is like a bulletin board you can keep with you wherever you go. It’s perfect for organizing ideas or quickly jotting down inspiration. For a long time, I’ve been a list-maker and a note-taker. You should see my desk. It’s littered with them. The worst is when I take down some valuable details and then leave the paper sitting on my desk at school. Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School Jane Mount/MindShift The first few days of school are a vital time to set the right tone for the rest of the year. Many teachers focus on important things like getting to know their students, building relationships and making sure students know what the classroom procedures will be.

21st Century PLNs for School Leaders As many school administrators are enjoying their summer break, we all tend to think of ways that we can make our school better in the upcoming year. Often, I point school principals and district leaders to a powerful post by Will Richardson that helps us point the finger right at ourselves when we are looking to push our school ahead. Richardson states:

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