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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Differentiated Instruction

Build lessons, develop teaching materials, and vary your approach so that all students, regardless of where they are starting from, can learn content effectively, according to their needs.

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Enhancing Learning Through Differentiated Technology

Three tech tools -- SAS Curriculum Pathways, Newsela, and EDpuzzle -- can help differentiate instruction by showing where students are and offering appropriate formative assessment.

Differentiation Is Just Too Difficult: Myth-Busting DI Part 3

Most teachers differentiate their instruction intuitively because not all students are the same. For those willing to commit to DI, the next step is intentional differentiation.

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

Social media can enhance differentiated instruction if the tools are selected with a careful eye on individual students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles.

3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

Teachers aiming to differentiate learning in their classroom can focus on content, process, and product in giving students opportunities to grow and shine as individuals.

Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup

In this collection of tools and advice from Edutopia and the web, find resources to help you adjust instruction in response to diverse learner needs and interests.

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Starting Student Feedback Loops

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Teachers Are in Control: Myth-Busting DI, Part 4

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

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Writing Strategies for Students With ADHD

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Student-Driven Differentiated Instruction With "I Choose"

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

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Differentiation With 50+ Social-Media Tools

Access a dynamic Google doc, moderated by John McCarthy and populated with information on social-media tools that can help support the needs of all learners.

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Starting Student Feedback Loops

A feedback loop is a process of checking for and affirming understanding that is specific, non-evaluative, manageable, and focused on a learning target.

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Teachers Are in Control: Myth-Busting DI, Part 4

Crafting meaningful choices for students engages them in learning and lightens the teacher's burden of appearing to be in complete control (which rarely works anyway).

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Personalizing Engagement: Checking In Before They Check Out

Through refocusing, clarifying instructions, and affirming progress, you can have a rich, deep impact on short- and long-term engagement one student at a time.

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Writing Strategies for Students With ADHD

Here are six challenges and solutions, based on task simplicity and clear instruction, for helping students with ADHD develop their essay-writing skills.

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What I Learned From Teachers Who Inspired Me

Inspired by his colleagues, one teacher learned to differentiate instruction, foster a flexible learning environment, avoid harshly penalizing failure, and encourage problem solving and innovation.

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4 Paths to Engaging Authentic Purpose and Audience

Give students a face for their audience and let them find the passion in their message through problem solving, advocacy, raising awareness, or publication.

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The Coaching Model

Schools can learn a lesson from sports coaches about the value of personalized instruction for identifying areas of growth and optimizing student performance.

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Learning Styles Quiz Results: Digging Deeper

Learn more about each learning style: naturalistic, bodily-kinesthetic, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, visual-spatial, logical-mathematical, and verbal-linguistic.

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Blogger Rebecca Alber shares scaffolding strategies to use in your lessons. (Updated 01/2014)

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Through alternative formative assessment, teachers can check for student understanding without falling back on the tedious or intimidating pop quiz.

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Redefining Smart: Multiple Intelligences

Edutopia reports on the resurgent relevance of Howard Gardner's ground-breaking theory, which changed the game for students and teachers.

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Big Thinkers: Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences

Edutopia revisits its 1997 interview with the Harvard University professor about multiple intelligences and new forms of assessment.

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Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction

Educators from Mesquite Elementary School, in Tucson, Arizona, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.

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Six Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning

Blogger Andrew Miller offers six simple, effective approaches to differentiated instruction in project-based learning.

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