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Delivering Differentiated Instruction in Your Classroom

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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.


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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 .

 

 

 

 

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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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What is Stress? What Can We Do About It?

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Stress inoculation therapy


This is a form of cognitive behavioural therapy. A coping style that targets the causes of stress in practical ways which tackles the problem or stressful situation that is causing stress, consequently directly reducing the stress.


A lot of stress arises from our interpretation of events. If you perceive an event as threatening and feel you do not have the resources to deal adequately with it, a stress response occurs. Cognitive therapy is based on the view that the cognitive representation of the environment, rather than the environment itself, determines stress responses.

 

http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk for books on psychology dealing with stress


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Christina's curator insight, January 9, 2013 10:15 PM

My thoughts:

I have noticed that i am stressed often. This is really no fun, i hate being stressed. This article informed me of some ways i can cope with it. I need to find someone i can talk to about myself. Keeping thoughts in will just cause more stress that i dont need. Also eating healthier will reduce stress. Taking a breather and maybe even doing yoga will help me deal with my stress. Stress is very bad for you it can actually affect your health and being this young i shouldnt even need to stress about anything.

kaitlyn Odonovan's curator insight, May 9, 2014 12:27 PM

Stress is a feeling of pressure or tension on a material object.