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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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  • 3 Apps to Make Differentiation Easier in Kindergarten

    Short, developmentally appropriate sessions with educational apps can help students who start in different places academically make learning gains.
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    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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  • Making Self-Paced Learning Work for Younger Kids

    This differentiation approach frees teachers up to meet students’ needs. The result? Students only tackle material they’re ready for, and all students achieve mastery.
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  • 5 Ways to Bolster Students’ Confidence in Math

    Exposure to a variety of approaches to problem-solving provides students with opportunities to improve their math skills.
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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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  • Creating a Culture of Learning

    A look at three steps schools can take this year to ensure that students are deeply engaged in their learning.
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  • How to Use Microtracking to Promote Student Autonomy

    Guiding students to create lists of learning objectives and what they need to do to meet those goals on time can boost their independence.
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    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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  • 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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  • Differentiation in Preschool

    Once teachers get to know preschool students well, it’s possible set up learning experiences that keep them all appropriately challenged.
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  • Strategies for Improving Small Group Instruction

    Tips for giving direct instruction to small groups, whether students are in the classroom or learning at home.
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  • 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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  • 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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    Teaching a Class With Big Ability Differences

    Techniques for meeting the needs of students with diverse abilities and interests.
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    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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