Monday, January 7, 2008

Differentiated Instruction - What does that look like?

Click on the title to see a PowerPoint about - differentiated instruction. You will see how colleagues, administrators, and visitors are able to tell at a glance whether differentiated instruction is happening in your classroom. Yes, it is that obvious. My colleagues, when dealing with differentiated instruction, here are a few facts that we must remember. 1) Schools who know how to do this started small; 2) schools who know how to do differentiated instruction are ready and willing to have visitors stop by and see it with their own eyes; 3) we will be checking out the schools that are able to walk the walk and talk the talk of differentiated instruction.

As we enter into discussions as to what differentiated instruction looks like in the classroom, I am reminded of the beginning words Tina Turner uses to her introduction of Creedence Clearwater's "Proud Mary." First we'll start out easy, to get our feet wet; then we'll get rough"(in other words - own the process).

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