Q&A Collections: Differentiating Teaching (Reviews)
During the summer, I share thematic articles gathering answers on similar topics from the last 10 years. You can see all of these collections from the first nine years here.
Here are the ones I’ve posted so far:
The 11 Most Popular Classroom Q&A Posts of the Year
Race and racism in schools
School closures and the coronavirus crisis
Classroom management tips
Best ways to start the school year
The best ways to end the school year
Student motivation and socio-emotional learning
Implement the common core
Challenging normative gender culture in education
Social science education
Cooperative and collaborative learning
Using technology with students
Parent engagement in schools
Teaching English Language Learners
Educational policy issues
Today’s theme is pedagogical differentiation. You can see the list of messages following this snippet of one of them:
* Five ways to differentiate teaching in an online environment
Examples of two educators include giving students time to take physical breaks as well as suspending academic presentations to give students time to think.
* Seven Ways to Support ELLs in Online Content Courses
I offer seven suggestions on how to help English language learners during distance education, including providing graphic organizers and templates.
* “Just means providing what they need”
This four-part series on “fair” versus “equal” is being “ended” today with answers from Rick Wormeli, Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D., Elizabeth Stringer Keefe, Ph.D. , and Sheila Wilson.
* “Fair practices uplift everyone”
Debbie Silver, Gloria Brown Brooks, Tasha Moyer, Barbara Blackburn and LaChawn Smith discuss whether “fair” means “equal” in education.
* The differences between students are not deficits
Today’s comments on the difference between treating students ‘equally’ and ‘fairly’ come from Kelly Capatosto, Gina Laura Gullo, Cheryl Staats, PJ Caposey, Ashley McCall, Orion Nolan, Jen Schwanke, Marisa Nathan, Carol Bruzzano , Keisha Rembert and Tatiana Esteban.
* ‘Fair is not equal’
Julia Stearns Cloat, Rocio del Castillo, Holly Spinelli, Sabrina Hope King, Joe Feldman and Felicia Darling discuss the difference between treating students “fairly” and “fairly”.
* Everything you wanted to know about differentiation but were afraid to ask
New videos, as well as many other resources, on differentiated teaching!
* “The best place to start” when teaching ELL “is to get to know your students”
Judie Haynes, Debbie Zacarian, Eugenia Mora-Flores, Melissa Jackson, Joyce Nutta and Carine Strebel bring their ideas on differentiated instruction for English language learners.
* Differentiate ELLs by “establishing a welcoming and safe classroom”
Sandra C. Figueroa, Becky Corr, Sydney Snyder, Adria Klein, Michael D. Toth and Barbara Gottschalk share their suggestions on differentiating teaching for ELLs.
* Ways to differentiate teaching for ELLs
Valentina Gonzalez, Jenny Vo, Tonya Ward Singer, Carol Ann Tomlinson and Nélida Rubio discuss ways to differentiate teaching for English language learners.
* “Embracing Technology” as a differentiation tool
Elizabeth Stringer Keefe, Becky Shiring, Katie Robinson, Sonny Magana and Monica Burns provide their suggestions on using technology to differentiate teaching.
* Ways to use technology to differentiate teaching
Anne Jenks, Ge-Anne Bolhuis, Nancy Sylla, Sarah Shartzer, Daniel L. Schwartz, Jessia M. Tsang and Kristen P. Blair share their suggestions on using technology to differentiate teaching.
* Differentiate the teaching of algebra
Wendy Jennings, Yvelyne Germain-McCarthy, Billy Bender, Derek Cabrera and Ed Thomas provide their thoughts on the teaching of differentiated algebra.
* Differentiation allows us to reach our students “where they are”
These contributions come from Katherine S. McKnight, Jessica Hockett, Christie Amburn, Elise Yerkey and Barbara Blackburn.
* Differentiation is important “because we teach students and not standards”
Three well-known educators / authors provide guest answers in this article: Regie Routman, Carol Ann Tomlinson, and Laura Robb.
* “Differentiation is more than a set of strategies”
This article features a response from Kimberly Kappler Hewitt and a number of reader suggestions.
* Differentiate lessons by “content, process or product”
Carol Tomlinson, Donalyn Miller and Jeff Charbonneau contribute answers.
* Use — not abuse — skill groups in the classroom
This is a special guest article by author / educator Rick Wormeli.
* Capacity consolidation in schools – Part 2
In this article, Carol Burris, 2013 New York High School Principal of the Year, and Tammy Heflebower, Vice President of the Marzano Research Lab, provide their thoughts, along with reader feedback.
* Several ways to differentiate teaching
I was lucky to have both Carol Tomlinson and Rick Wormeli to contribute their ideas here!
* More Ways to Differentiate Teaching – Part Two
This article features contributions from Megan Allen, Florida State Professor of the Year 2010, and Kimberly Kappler Hewitt and Daniel K. Weckstein, co-authors of Differentiation is an expectation: A leader’s guide to building a culture of differentiation.
And here are several videos we made with Ed Week on this topic: