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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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    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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  • 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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    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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    Norman Webb’s framework is an invaluable scaffold in guiding high school students to understand this founding document more deeply.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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    Every teacher already has the tools to differentiate in powerful ways for all learners.
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