Differentiated Learning in My Classroom (Intervention (Pairing student…
Differentiated Learning in My Classroom
Small assessments to check comparative level
Cold calling, exit tickets, one-sentence summary of answer, etc.
In-class feedback to check progress
Allow for feedback time where I have eyes on student work in every class.
Observation of engagement and performance
Increase attention and proximity.
Cross subject comparisons with other classes and teachers to determine where the issue is.
Check past performance in previous years and across subjects.
Pairing student with a high achiever and tasking the high achiever with helping the student, giving both an opportunity for learning.
Grouping students at a similar level and assigning slightly different assignments to allow time for assisting students who are behind.
Making a learning plan together with the student and setting goals together.
Speaking with parents to gain more information.
Setting aside time to work with the student alone.
Prompting the student to resubmit an assignment with closer instruction until the student succeeds (not accepting weak performance)
Placing student closer to teacher.
General Differentiated Practices
Multiple different exercises that involve stimulating a different sense or activating a different part of the brain in each class.
Creating assignments that have a goal that can be reached by multiple avenues via different types of resources - online, video, reading, listening. enacting, etc.
Teaching multiple ways to generate ideas and creating opportunities for students to choose their own to use and practice.
Allowing students to group up based on desired medium of deliverable or medium of learning.
Providing a variety of physical resources to use while working (mini whiteboards, colored pens and blank paper, tablets, etc.)
Creating a rubric based on comprehension and execution of goal rather than on a specific task carried out in a specific way.
Provide an individual and creative space for each student to showcase work or ideas or build an idea board, etc.
When Intervention is Unsuccessful
Seek additional help from psychologist.
Seek support from administration.
Get parents involved.