Category Archives for "Differentiation"

Differentiation Is Not Supposed To Hurt
Apr 11

Differentiation Is Not Supposed To Hurt

Differentiation

Just the other day, I tried to fast forward over a commercial playing on my car radio. That’s when I knew that I had lost it. You see, I am so used to being able to skip a song I don’t like on Pandora, or fast-forward through a television show, that I expect almost everything to work […]

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The Problem with Differentiated Instruction
Apr 04

The Problem with Differentiated Instruction

Differentiation

​When you hear the phrase “Differentiated Instruction” what comes to mind first?If you’re like many of the teachers and administrators I work with, you’re probably thinking……Multiple assignments…Extra lesson planning…More work (for the teacher not the students)…Learning styles, multiple intelligences, and learning modalities…Dumbing downIt’s a shame really.Differentiated Instruction is a way to make the learning accessible […]

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Mar 07

Differentiation??? Yes, but… My response to one reader’s comments

Classroom Strategies , Differentiation , Professional Development

The other day, a reader commented on my blog post Four Differentiation Mistakes to Avoid. The comment was long, but this part caught my attention: “Hello Dr. Jackson,Playing devil’s advocate, I see a couple of unsupported statements in the post. For example, you say ?learning style is static.? Do you really think so? But the mention […]

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