How Do You Differentiate Up?

Todd StanleyBlog, Differentiate Better, Engage Better, Lesson Plan Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: When you differentiate, what are you doing for students who need more of a challenge? You must differentiate up as well. When we hear the term differentiate, we often think this means differentiating to support kids who are struggling. It might mean taking a complex task and chunking it into more easy-to-digest pieces. It could be scaffolding a lesson … Read More

Episode #151: Myron Dueck

Dana GoodierOut of the Trenches Podcast

Over the past 22 years, Myron Dueck has worked as an educator and administrator in both Canada and New Zealand. Through his current district position, as well as working with educators around the world, Myron continues to develop grading, assessment and reporting systems which gave students a greater opportunity to show what they understand and play a significant role in … Read More

3 Key Beliefs to Guide Your Instructional Practices

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Differentiate Better, Lesson Plan Better

TL;DR:  3 key beliefs to guide your instructional practices include differentiation, accommodation, and modification. Build in structures to your instructional practices so students can have more opportunities for voice and choice. “Equity and Inclusion Just Got Better” Blog Reflection Questions: What is the one thing you will try to do in your classroom to make it inclusive? How does being … Read More

Math Mastery Grid Tips & Tricks

Rae HughartBlog, Differentiate Better, Lesson Plan Better, Manage Better, Mastery Done Better

TL;DR: Using The Grid Method in your classroom provides extreme differentiation all the time! Try to use what you know about creating typical lesson plans when you make a grid. Add in assessments as checkpoints. Strategically place check-ins in common places where students have misunderstandings. Collaborate with others when creating your grids. Developing a grid in a math classroom is … Read More

Reinventing Culture | Episode 26 with Dr. Courtney Plotts

Brad HughesGood News Brad News Podcast

Dr. Courtney Plotts is a dynamic keynote speaker, author and professor. Dr. Plotts is the National Chair of the Council For At-Risk Student Education and Professional Standards, the country’s only organization that provides standards for working with marginalized and nontraditional students in Kindergarten to college. Her role as National Chair includes training, consulting, and research. Her subject matter expertise has … Read More