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    Chunking information—breaking it down into manageable units and scaffolding it with activities—makes learning more accessible.
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  • The Benefits of Using Choice Boards in Math

    How math choice boards can enable new elementary teachers to meet the needs of their individual learners while employing mathematical rigor.
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    Providing elementary students with multiple means of action and expression helps ensure that teachers create equitable, valid assessments.
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    Whether students are ahead of their peers or behind, differentiation should ensure that all learners engage in critical thinking.
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    Effectively tailoring your learning management system for your class creates a dynamic, interactive space that fosters exploration and learning.
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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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    Every teacher already has the tools to differentiate in powerful ways for all learners.
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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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    Techniques for meeting the needs of students with diverse abilities and interests.
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    Administrators should carefully evaluate the goals of intervention programs, what they hope to achieve, and how closely they are being followed.
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