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Delivering Differentiated Instruction in Your Classroom

Delivering Differentiated Instruction in Your Classroom | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it

Carol Ann Tomlinson, author of “The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners,” is the country’s preeminent scholar on differentiated instruction. Tomlinson defines differentiated learning as “ensuring that what a student learns, how he/she learns it, and how the student demonstrates what he/she has learned is a match for that student’s readiness level, interests, and preferred mode of learning.” She likens the reluctance to integrate modern knowledge of the learning process into the classroom to settling for a Model T instead of embracing 21st-century engineering.

Via Nik Peachey
Audrey's insight:

Differentiation works when students take responsibility for their own learning.  Students in particular those doing A levels are given booklets, notes, presentations and textbooks with lesson plans and schemes of work.  When a teacher walks into the classroom students should not be sitting waiting for the teacher to tell them what to do.  They should already be engaged in looking over their own notes and ready to ask the teacher questions about aspects of the course that they are not certain of. Or ready to ask where they can get more information.


Most students have I-pads, mobile phones that can access the whole web.  They can look for information on youtube for most subjects which can add to their learning.  Differentiation has never been easier.  The teacher's job is to give out the resources, point students to where to find information, give overviews of the lessons based on the syllabus, which he students also have.  During class, time should be spent  understanding the information, discussions,  showing how to answer exam questions, followed by essays.  This is 21st Century learning and it works!


Have a look at http://www.hotmoodle.com  a website for psychology .





nicolaperry's curator insight, November 7, 2014 3:06 AM

This is a look at what differentiated learning is really all about. Quite a challenge! 

Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 8, 2014 6:10 AM

Tomlinson is one of the contributors to ED 262 content

tom cockburn's curator insight, December 24, 2014 6:23 AM

Sounds ideal in theory

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The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth

The Psychology of Getting Unstuck: How to Overcome the “OK Plateau” of Performance & Personal Growth | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it
Something experts in all fields tend to do when they’re practicing is to operate outside of their comfort zone and study themselves failing. The best figure skaters in the world spend more of their practice time practicing jumps that they don’t land than lesser figure skaters do. The same is true of musicians. When most musicians sit down to practice, they play the parts of pieces that they’re good at. Of course they do: it’s fun to succeed. But expert musicians tend to focus on the parts that are hard, the parts they haven’t yet mastered. The way to get better at a skill is to force yourself to practice just beyond your limits.

Via Gust MEES
Audrey's insight:

Sounds like good advice.  Effective tutors always push learners.  

Audrey curating for http:/www./homeschoolsource.co.uk


Write on Sports's curator insight, October 20, 2014 2:53 PM

This article falls right in line with our methodology for our program.  Revision! Revision! Revision!  which in essence is practice! practice! practice!  

Chris Carter's curator insight, October 20, 2014 8:04 PM

This is growth mindset. Failure as iteration. Wonderful!

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, October 21, 2014 10:55 AM

El secreto es practicar hasta superar los propios limites, auto impuestos  muy frecuentemente.

Rescooped by Audrey from Change Leadership Watch

Storytelling is the New Currency in Change Communication

Storytelling is the New Currency in Change Communication | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it

From Evivio Blog - Today is the beginning of the Reinvention Summit where people from all over the world gather together to hear and share stories of change.


All businesses are going through reinvention.  


Telling the right stories to connect with their audiences in a new way is crucial. 



When your audience shares your content, they often add their perspective...adding social credence that can further enhance its relevance





Stories are the new currency, as digital media allow consumers a surfeit of channels to listen to and engage on. Consumers want to be engrossed and entertained, and as with other entertainment media, they expect a story.


Stories are not just entertaining.


Stories are useful, descriptive, beautiful, interesting: shareable.


Shareable, and participatory: when your audience shares your content, they often add their perspective to it, adding social credence that can further enhance its relevance


The iconic marketing goal of the social media era is ‘viral’ content – a video, photo or other content that spreads like a virus from host to host, making millions of people laugh, cry or think.


One must consider how many of those attempts at ‘viral’ marketing have succeeded.


On a Wikipedia list of the most viral internet memes, very few of them are associated with a brand and those that are were almost always created by a third party or viewed as a public joke.


Trying to produce a viral internet meme is like trying to stand up on a water slide. The chances that you will fall flat on your face and look pretty silly in the process are very high.


Rather than attempting to create ‘viral’ content, aim for ‘shareable’ content. That is, content that genuinely affects their target demographic; content that addresses real problems or communicates similar ideals.


Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Storytelling, Social Media and Beyond"


Read full article here: [http://ht.ly/aiwUY]


For a brief video tip from Deb on storyboards & "What's Your Story" shared with ICF Michigan Coaches, her video is here.




Deb's Change Results video channel is here.


Deb's main blog featuring Change Agility is:  http://reveln.com/blog/


Via janlgordon, Deb Nystrom, REVELN
Audrey's insight:

After reading your article I am going to do some of my lessons as stories. You know psychology is an area of study which naturally lends itself to story telling; audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk

Karen Dietz's comment, April 18, 2012 7:35 PM
Thank you for re-scooping this!
misslenali's comment, April 21, 2012 12:34 PM
:) you´re very welcome Karen I probably will rescoop more from you!
I like you.....
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, January 2, 2013 1:43 PM

There are few things so captivating, so memorable, as a good story.  Change is empowered by sharing examples of what works, or what changes feature quick wins.  Digital marketers are the purveyors.  

What is really needed are change leaders who stir the mix so the stories come forward.  Change Leaders champion the best stories and shape their cultures with them.  ~  Deb

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Buy Experiences, Not Things

Buy Experiences, Not Things | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it

Live in anticipation, gathering stories and memories. New research builds on the vogue mantra of behavioral economics

Via Anita
Audrey's insight:

Experiences aids continuous learning for everyone.  Starting children from an early age  is key to skill acquisition.  


Reading one aspect of a subject is not enough.  By the time young people reach the age of A  levels they should be well equipped with knowledge of how to acquire information - not just from what is written on a powerpoint, blackboard or whiteboard, but from their own research.:  e.g. Youtube, searching the web, chapters in books and so many other ways......


Have a look at different websites which point the way.  Two examples:





Anita's curator insight, October 25, 2014 12:48 PM

There are many similar "things" to buy out there. It's the experience - from looking to buy to buying to service after the fact is way more important. The science backs this up.

Viren Lall's curator insight, October 27, 2014 6:05 AM

a wandering mind is an unhappy mind, says leading researcher Dan Gilbert. If you can't live in the moment, at least live in the anticipation of the experience

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What is 21st century education? - YouTube

"Our world is changing at an unprecedented pace. To prepare our students, lessons must go beyond the "3 R's" and foster 21st century skills. Skills like critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity will be essential for students to take on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead."

Via Beth Dichter
Audrey's insight:

All this is true  so where do we start?  Children do not start learning when they go to school.  They start learning the moment their eyes open.  Parents can help their children activate their brains and create fantastic neural networks.  All children can encompass all the different styles of learning; Visual:; Auditory; Verbal; Kinaesthetic: -Using touch and taste to explore the information; Logical: a  mathematical approach to concepts; Interpersonal -Learning in groups; Intrapersonal - Learning  alone. Try some of the early learning from home school resources.

 curating for http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk


Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 12, 2014 7:12 PM

Well worth 2 minutes of your time to get an inkling of where education is going. -Lon

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 13, 2014 6:24 AM

Entièrement d'accord. Entre autre pour la pensée critque par rapport aux informations reçues. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 13, 2014 11:52 AM

This short video presentation challenges educators with the question: What is 21st century education?