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Ducklings Video Demonstrates Great “Differentiated Instruction”


In this video, some ducklings were able to get over the curb on their own. However, several found that it was just too high. Look at how someone provides assistance to those having trouble, and how he doesn’t tell them what to do. Instead, he offers it as an option, as a choice they can make. It’s an example of an old community organizing axiom, “If you don’t give people the opportunity to say no, you don’t give them the opportunity to say yes, either.”

Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.


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