My colleague Katie Hull-Sypnieski is leading a February 1st Education Week Webinar on differentiating instruction, and I would strongly encourage people to participate. Katie’s the best teacher I’ve ever seen….
In addition, Katie and I have co-authored a piece for Education Week Teacher on the topic that will be appearing there soon (it’s appeared: The Five By Five Approach To Differentiation Success), and an upcoming post in my blog there will be talking about it, too (that two part series has also appeared). I also did a second two-part series in Ed Week on differentiation.
Given all that, a “The Best…” post was inevitable, and here it is.
Here are my choices for The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction:
Busting Myths about Differentiated Instruction is by Rick Wormeli.
Reconcilable Differences? Standards-Based Teaching and Differentiation is by Carol Ann Tomlinson.
Deciding to Teach Them All is by Carol Ann Tomlinson.
Making a Difference: Carol Ann Tomlinson explains how differentiated instruction works and why we need it now is an Ed Week Teacher interview.
From Differentiated Instruction to Differentiated Assessment is by Douglas B. Reeves.
Mapping a Route Toward Differentiated Instruction is by Carol Ann Tomlinson.
Differentiated Instruction: Setting the Pedagogy Straight is by Rick Wormeli.
Here’s a slide from a Rick Wormeli presentation:
— Karen Cox (@FultonCLC) June 27, 2013
Leadership for Grading Practices in the Differentiated Classroom is by Rick Wormeli.
Six Scaffolding Strategies to Use with Your Students is by Rebecca Alber.
This is a short video on scaffolding from Beyond The Bubble, a history site about which I’ve previously posted.
Thought it talks about history, its scaffolding recommendations can be helpful in any subject.
Setting the Stage for Change Toward Differentiation contains a very useful chart that was developed by Carol Tomlinson and others.
Simple ways to differentiate materials for mixed level classes is an excellent post by Rachael Roberts. It’s focused on language teaching, but the ideas can be applied to any class.
Feedback and/or Additional suggestions are always welcome.
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