With the launch of So All Can Learn on February 28, here are three articles that create background to my writing of this book. When writing them, they were elements of my thinking and shaping So All Can Learn. Reading them will take the edge off the hunger for the practical guide to Differentiation.
Differentiation done well begins with assessments that give clean and clear data on what students know and do not know. Sadly, it’s likely that many assessments contain non-academic elements that get factored into the calculations. The result may likely be a skewed understanding of the learner. Explore this article to consider how you might identify the fog to clear it away. Here’s a bonus article that takes these ideas further: Eliminate Assessment Fog.
Differentiation does not have to be difficult to start. There are common sense steps that can be taken. This article shows a way to meet needs of all learners without the stress of worrying if you got it right.
Student Voice matters. It’s an important part of deeper Differentiation for all learners. For those who immerse themselves into the practices for Personalization, student voice plays a critical role for success.
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