Saturday, September 13, 2008

Q-and-A: The positives of differentiated instruction

I use differentiated instruction now in my classroom. Thanks to the Differentiated Instruction Training provided to teachers by the US Department of Education last summer, I am sharing the presentation and the handouts here.
In an interview with Teacher Magazine, Carol Ann Tomlinson, who has studied differentiated instruction extensively as a University of Virginia education professor, says she believes differentiated instruction is a more positive approach to student learning, and offers advice on the method. "The reason I think differentiated instruction is important is that students do vary in so many ways, and our student populations are becoming more academically diverse," she says. Teacher Magazine

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