Category Archives for Differentiation

The Power of Autonomy

Autonomy: the power to be independent and free; freedom from external control or influence.   Increasing student autonomy in my classroom has led to Classroom management is easier The time I take to plan a lesson, or unit etc has decreased I develop stronger relationship with my students Teaching is easier Students learn and retain […]

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Ready, Set, Go Get Started with Differentiated Instruction

So if you understand the concept and benefits of differentiated instruction for the students in your classroom but are not sure where to start then hopefully this post will help you to set the stage and get started with differentiation. My biggest motivation for differentiated instruction is my students with different learning needs.  This started […]

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12 Reasons Why I Differentiate

 Why should we differentiate? Beyond the obvious that is we have kids in our room that would not be successful if we did not differentiate then there are many other reason why we should do it too. 1. Every student is different 2. Engagement leads to success 3. Helps our most vulnerable students 4. Sets […]

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What is Differentiated Instruction?

If you teach in a classroom today than you are familiar with the term Differentiation.  And if you are like me you may have a love hate relationship with this term. Classrooms today are complex and trying to teach to the individual instead of the group feels overwhelming. One of my of the realities of […]

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