As we enter this new year, I couldn’t resist re-posting my favorite video of 2012.

When I first posted it, I gave it the title: Ducklings Video Demonstrates Great “Differentiated Instruction” and wrote this:

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.”

If you liked this video, you might want to check-out The Best Videos For Educators In 2012 — Part Two