Equity doesn’t mean that every student should receive the same instruction, instead, it demands that reasonable and appropriate accommodations be made as needed to promote access and attainment for all students.” The purpose of differentiating instruction is to engage students in instruction and learning in the classroom. - www.TeachnKidsLearn.com
One of the major benefits of using technology in the classroom is the ability to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of every student in every lesson. Just as every student grows and develops at different rates, they learn in different ways and at different speeds. Technology makes it possible to pace lessons appropriately for each student’s learning level and can be used to promote learning in the multiple intelligences.
Education is about much more than getting good grades or earning prestigious degrees. Reflecting on the purpose of education, I've come up with a list of three truths that students must understand if they want to be happy and successful.
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives. We’re sharing these common challenges with you, so your school doesn’t have to make them.
Project/Problem based learning at work in elementary school. Imagine what students can accomplish in high school and beyond when they have been learning in a... (RT @zeitz: ▶ Project/Problem based learning in elementary school.
Their lives swirl in technology, but the nation’s high school students spend little time studying the computer science that is the basis of it all. Few are taught to write lines of code, and few take classes that delve into the workings of the Internet or explain how to create an app.
In 1938, an Austrian pediatrician named Hans Asperger gave the first public talk on autism in history. Asperger was speaking to an audience of Nazis, and he feared that his patients — children who fell onto what we now call the autism spectrum — were in danger of being sent to Nazi extermination camps.
As Asperger spoke, he highlighted his “most promising” patients, a notion that would stick with the autistic spectrum for decades to come.
“That is where the idea of so-called high-functioning versus low-functioning autistic people comes from really — it comes from
Understanding learner differences can be an overwhelming and daunting task, but it is extremely essential, so as to ensure that all students have opportunities to be successful. Within the context of this mini-course, the surface of this topic has only been scratched.
"It’s tempting to say that no matter how much technology pushes on education, every teacher will always need to know iconic teacher practices like assessment, curriculum design, classroom management, and cognitive coaching.
This may end up being true...Below are 15 tasks that are less skill-based. and a bit more conceptual, collectively representing how teaching is changing."
Challenging Gifted Students in the Regular Classroom: an online course from Teach n' Kids Learn Inc.
The course will help educators answer such questions as: What is the difference between a truly gifted student and a hard-working, highly-motivated student? How can I best help my gifted students stretch and grow in a heterogeneous or clustered classroom? What are disabled gifted students and how can I help these students experience the success they deserve? How do I differentiate my lessons so that I challenge my gifted students yet do not overwhelm my struggling students? How can I answer parent questions and help them best support the needs of their gifted children at home and at school?
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