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Choose Your Adventure: Exploring Differentiation in Action

*** Differentiation Instructional Concepts Challenges to Teaching and Learning Strategies to Support ALL Learners Supporting References Welcome to this experiment in sharing. During some live sessions, I will facilitate an exploration by educators about topics on Differentiation. They will range … Continue reading

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Learning Supported by Digital Tools: MOCA

Using technology to support instruction continues to be a challenge that is tackled by schools and classrooms everywhere. How do we ensure that the focus is on the student learning, and not on the digital tool? One answer is to … Continue reading

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Coaching Log: Stardate I.18.04.17

Throughout my work with teachers and administrators, coaching is how I help educators improve their systems and instructional practices. What follows is a special series that I will add to as a coaching log. The “stardate” is a tribute to … Continue reading

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Learning about Differentiation

There is much to explore and learn about Differentiation. Here is a list of many of my published articles on the topic, as well as my book. Plus, I’ve added a few places where you can find the thinking by … Continue reading

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Improve Reading Comprehension through Protocols

When given a reading assignment, what part(s) of the reading do students typically remember for later use in classwork? When I ask groups of teachers, they say the beginning or the end of a reading assignment. It’s never both, and … Continue reading

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Blogs to Read and Grow

Check out So All Can Learn: A Practical Guide to Differentiation I was looking through the blogs by others who I read frequently or go to when I’m looking for ideas and perspective. In the spirit of sharing, I’m listing … Continue reading

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The 1st Truth about Differentiation

In the past, I’ve written several articles about the myths that prevents many teachers from using Differentiation as an integral part of how they meet learner needs. Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths There’s No Time to Differentiate: … Continue reading

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#1 Amazon’s Hot New Release – What do Reviewers Say + 1 Strategy Why

Thank you READERS. As of today: So All Can Learn remains the #1 Hot New Release on Amazon in Experimental Education Methods is amazing when you consider it’s been there for 8 days. More important are the reader reviews, which … Continue reading

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Teaching & Learning: What’s fair is not EQuaL

An equitable learning environment is not an “equal” experience. If student data is used closely, some experiences and resources will vary so that all students can achieve the same learning outcomes. Available materials may be the same, and ready to … Continue reading

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Reached #1 on Amazon’s HOT NEW Releases: So All Can Learn

It’s great to see how a need is being filled by the book, So All Can Learn: A Practical Guide to Differentiation. Early results are good as the book has reached #1 in Amazon categories several times. Currently, 1st (paperback) … Continue reading

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