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  • Educational Buzzwords Defined: What Is Differentiation?

    Go beyond the jargon for a quick look at a few of the many ways to differentiate instruction in the classroom.
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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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  • 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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    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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  • 5 Ways to Explore Science Concepts Through Movement

    When classroom resources are limited because of the pandemic, students still have access to helpful learning materials—their bodies.
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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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  • 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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    6 Tips for Curating Resources for Students

    Finding videos, podcasts, and more that will engage all students can be a challenge, but there are ways to make the process easier.
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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.
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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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  • 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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  • Reducing Student Anxiety About Creative Digital Work

    When students feel comfortable sharing creative work on open-ended projects, they’re better able to show what they know.
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