Effectively meeting the needs of all students can seem daunting, whether one is a new or veteran teacher. Differentiated instruction is what makes it possible, but the important thing to remember is that it takes time to become skilled in the area of differentiation. Sousa and Tomlinson (2012) suggest starting small by selecting just one strategy that you may use consistently over the course of a marking period, for example, and utilizing your colleagues in helping to support your plans for creating a brain-friendly learning environment.
Based on your learning over the five weeks of this course, decide what is the one strategy you will try to implement in your differentiated classroom as a classroom teacher? How will you implement this strategy in your classroom and how will it support your students’ learning needs? Watch the video Teachers support differentiated learning through professional development and collaboration, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ukO7YUOYTM&feature=youtu.be and describe how you will use the support of your colleagues/resource specialists to make differentiation a success.
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Book: Sousa, D. A. & Tomlinson, C. A. (2011). Differentiation and the brain: How neuroscience supports the learner-friendly classroom. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
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