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Differentiated Instruction

Education Week Video Series showcased differentiated instruction. Larry Ferlazzo defines differentiated instruction and reminds us that, "It's Not as Hard as You Think".

Carol Ann Tomlinson (2017) writes a more detailed book called How to Differentiate Instruction. In this book, she explains differentiated instruction as allowing students to take multiple paths to acheive the same student learning outcomes.


Differentiated Instruction begins by learning about your students, by developing relationships with them and then by building this knowledge and these relationships into your curriculum. I like to call this student-centered curriculum and in the below LAMP Lite Byte, I speak about how I integrate individual students' passions, interests, goals and dreams into my curriculum. Begin watching at minute 1:10:

 

References and Resources

Tomlinson, C.A. (2017). How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms. Alexandria, VA: ACSD.

Wormeli, R. 2006. Fair Isn’t Always Equal: Assessing & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.

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