DI facts, tips, and info

This post at Teaching Tolerance is a fantastic resource for those either learning about DI or for those teaching others about it. It includes great video excerpts, discussion questions, and specific classroom examples. Learn about cubing, scaffolding and other techniques here. This short piece is a must for anyone seeking to understand more about differentiation, […]

An English classroom for active learners

Today’s featured post comes from the high school English classroom. Dr. Pezz, a secondary education teacher, over at The Doc Is In shares an outstanding active learning lesson in this post focused on changing activities every 15 minutes. The lesson would clearly appeal to…

An English classroom for active learners

Today’s featured post comes from the high school English classroom.

The teacher becomes the student

One way to help draw your students into a new writing assignment is to model it for them. NYC Educator¬†writes about the usefulness of occasionally participating in the students’ assignments as they work in class. This model of literacy-in-action can help some learners acquire new writing behaviors (e.g., writing fluently) and can provide others with […]

50 alternatives to the book report

Providing choices and alternatives to the “ways things are done around here” is not only a strategy for differentiating instruction but a way to encourage students to “show up” differently in the classroom and demonstrate new skills and competencies.