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Friday, May 18, 2012

The Trouble With Differentiating Differentiation

Huff Post Education – Dan Ross

“The idea behind differentiation is noble enough: every kid is different, therefore every kid learns differently, therefore every kid should be taught differently. …we have failed to understand a key distinction in the implementation of differentiation, the difference between differentiated instruction and differentiated assessment. Differentiated instruction is a best practice for teachers who want to give their students different ways of accessing the same materials. Differentiated assessment is a way for teachers to give students easy A’s by letting them write songs instead of solving equations.”(more)

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