Differentiation on the playground

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Oh, let me count the ways I love this piece from Edutopia on creating a supportive school culture by evaluating recess offerings and supports. Indeed, differentiation should not stop at the schoolhouse door. So many students with disabilities, new students, and so many other learners struggle at a time when many of their peers are experiencing the most joyful part of the school day. The simple ideas in this article will help teachers create spaces for all to participate, teach playground support staff about how to connect students to each other, and, perhaps even create opportunities for all children to learn new skills (e.g., conflict resolution, turn taking).

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