Podcast Episode 002: 3 Easy Strategies for Differentiation



So, just for a reminder, here are the three EASY strategies for differentiation.

1. Give students the option to work alone/in pairs/in groups A LOT of the time. Not every time. But a lot. Them work in their comfort zone, but require everyone to turn in their own work.

2. Use activity menus like tic-tac-toe boards, bingo cards, or actual restaurant-style menus to provide students with multiple options for their in-class work. Let students choose activities they are interested in and that match their learning strengths. But again, not all the time, just a lot of the time. Working on weaknesses matters too!

3. Provide multiple final project options, but remember to make a GENERAL RUBRIC to keep you sane when it comes to grading time. Include a written component with each option that is fairly standard, so it is easy to see how students are connecting their awesome creative work to the text.




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