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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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    A Practical Guide to Planning for Intentional Differentiation

    By considering what students need to know, their interests, and how learning will be assessed, teachers can differentiate assignments.
    John McCarthy
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  • An illustration concept of one individual taking flight from a group

    Why Are Some Kids Thriving During Remote Learning?

    Though remote learning has brought many challenges, some students seem to be thriving in the new circumstances. What can we learn from them?
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  • A Student-Centered Model of Blended Learning

    When educators at a Washington, DC, high school ditched their lectures and devised a self-paced blended learning model, their students thrived.
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  • Pre-school children sitting on rug in classroom

    Supporting Multilingual Students in the Early Grades

    Five ways teachers can celebrate and extend the linguistic expertise of young students who speak two or more languages.
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  • Illustration of people building a giant book

    6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

    Support every student by breaking learning up into chunks and providing a concrete structure for each.
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  • The Benefits of Using Screencasts to Give Students Feedback

    Digital video recordings of your computer screen don’t take a long time to make and can be powerful tools to help students study.
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  • Illustration concept of girl connecting digitally

    From Headache to Helpful—Teachers on Using TikTok in the Classroom

    From 60-second micro lessons to brain breaks, teachers are finding creative ways to meet students where they are. Increasingly, that’s on TikTok.
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    A Schoolwide Focus on Improving Students’ Reading Skills

    Differentiated instruction was the key when an elementary school sought more equitable outcomes in students’ growth as readers.
    732
  • Teacher conducting distance learning lesson on her laptop at home

    Creating an Inclusive Virtual Classroom

    Distance learning can feel impersonal and inaccessible, but there are ways to help students feel a sense of connection and access academic material.
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  • Teenage boy participating in a group discussion via video chat during distance learning

    Strategies for Improving Small Group Instruction

    Tips for giving direct instruction to small groups, whether students are in the classroom or learning at home.
    4.7k
  • 3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

    Every teacher already has the tools to differentiate in powerful ways for all learners.
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  • Engaged students at work in a classroom

    Teaching a Class With Big Ability Differences

    Techniques for meeting the needs of students with diverse abilities and interests.
    18.2k
  • illustration of the word "language" in multiple languages

    Do’s & Don’ts for Teaching English-Language Learners

    In an excerpt from his book with fellow teacher Katie Hull Sypnieski, blogger Larry Ferlazzo looks at a few basic ways to reach students who are learning English as well as the subject at hand.
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  • A young student is seen very close up writing on a sheet of paper with a pencil.

    Creating a Dysgraphia-Friendly Classroom

    Six ways to support students with dysgraphia—a learning difference that affects a person’s ability to produce written work.
    13.8k
  • Station Rotation: Differentiating Instruction to Reach All Students

    Station Rotation: Differentiating Instruction to Reach All Students

    Rotation stations allow students to learn in a range of modalities, while making differentiation manageable for one teacher.
    12.5k

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