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Preservice Teacher & Differentiation with Interactive Lessons

Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:36 PM

Hi there!

I am currently studying elementary education, and am a strong believer that interactive learning works well with a wide-range of elementary level students. I would like to ask if anyone had tips on how they differentiated interactive/hands-on/experimental lessons for students with any sort or language barrier, disability, behavior management issue, etc. without losing the whole-class experience?

Amanda Mifflin
Amanda Mifflin
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Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:19 PM

Great question! Sometimes differentiating can be as easy as partnering the student with another student or having the students work in a center where the teacher can support the learners who need a little extra help or guidance. Another easy way to simply differentiate is to assign group roles. Find what interests the students who need extra support and what they do best. Assign group roles so that everyone knows what to expect and knows that they will be successful. Procedures need to be carefully taught and re-taught. If active learning doesn't work as well as you think it should (this happens) then reteach your procedures.

Susan Farmer
Susan Farmer
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