How To Create a Differentiated Classroom Without the Headache

Miriam Patrick

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The Rules

  1. Keep it simple
  2. It’s all about choice
  3. it’s okay to relinquish control every once in a while
  4. The more you do it, the easier it will be
  5. You define the parameters, they get to show you their style

My favourites

Resources

  1. http://www.netc.org/focus/challenges/instruction.php -- lays out some good thoughts on differentiation. Gives lots of generalised ideas that can apply to much of what we do.
  2. http://whatedsaid.wordpress.com/2012/03/31/10-ways-to-differentiate-learning/ -- a blog post that hits a lot of what I think is important. Could be a great starting place!
  3. http://www.internet4classrooms.com/links_grades_kindergarten_12/tips_for_classroom_differentiated_instruction.htm -- great source of links to sample activities and ways to differentiate exit activities
  4. http://www.help4teachers.com/samples.htm -- sample lessons from many areas (where I got my idea for the student choice)

Remember, this can be fun for you too!