Differentiating Instructions (Engaging (Teachers must engage students so…
Teachers can differentiate the content by using various delivery methods
The teacher can differentiate the process by adapting to the way students make sense of the work. Students may need additional time to reflect and take-in the learning activity before moving on to the next unit. If students are struggling with new information, then giving them additional processing experiences would be very beneficial. Activities such as Think-Pair-Share and Partner Talk are good activities for students to reflect together.
When a classroom has different skill levels, the teacher should use formative assessments to evaluate the gaps between student understanding and the learning target of the lesson and unit level.
To evaluate student readiness a good strategy is to use
cycle of formative assessments
using these 4 assessments. The teacher should try different assessments until he finds the appropriate one.
The product differentiating is the most common form of differentiation. The teacher can give the students the choice on what format they would like to use by proposing their own design. The teacher can approve the students choice to making sure the student's idea addresses the academic criteria.
Student interest is a powerful motivator that every teacher should take advantage of.
There are 3 strategies to get students interest.
involve students in the running of the classrooms
Activities and discussion should revolve around student’s life experiences and concerns
provide opportunities within the classroom for students to explore their passions and aptitudes.
Teachers must engage students so that it has the ability to connect to their lives and positively influence their lives. The more the activity connects to the students lives the more it will influence their level of motivation.
A strategy to engage students is to give students choices on topics that interest them. Teachers should also consider using 21st-century tools in their classroom which will motivate them.
The teachers should take the time to know their students better to know what is their interest and also figure out their there strengths and make sure students are engaging in active learning.