Strong lesson differentiation can be something that’s challenging to capture on video, as much of it happens behind the scenes. It also is a cycle, with several moving parts: Strong, objective aligned data collection. Data analysis, helping to identify which students have mastered which objectives, and where misunderstandings and struggles are happening. Providing feedback to students and carefully […]

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My Favorite Mistake

Oct 25, 2016

Janice Smith

I’m guest teaching a class at Elon University for seniors who are getting ready to enter the classroom next year.  It’s an assessment course, and my focus has been on high quality end-of-lesson assessments (either MC or open ended) that not only assess student mastery of the day’s objective, but also are designed to strategically […]

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Why Differentiate? (And a quick example)

Feb 15, 2016

Janice Smith

Differentiation is a tricky thing to capture on camera.  Usually a lot of it is done in the planning process, and during class it can mean students are working on different assignments for IP, multiple teachers are delivering content in different ways at the same time, and sometimes it’s exactly what work is assigned to each […]

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