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Q & A Collections: Differentiating Instruction

By Larry Ferlazzo — August 18, 2016 2 min read

I’ll begin posting new questions and answers in early September, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past five years. You can see all those collections from the first four years here.

Here are the ones I’ve posted so far:

This Year’s Most Popular Q & A Posts!

Classroom Management Advice

Student Motivation & Social Emotional Learning

Implementing The Common Core

Race & Gender Challenges

Best Ways To Begin & End The School Year

Brain-Based Learning

Teaching Social Studies

Project-Based Learning

Using Tech In The Classroom

Parent Engagement In Schools

Teaching English Language Learners

Student Assessment

Reading Instruction

Writing Instruction

Education Policy Issues

Today’s theme is on differentiating instruction. You can see the list following this excerpt from one of them:

Differentiating Algebra Instruction

Wendy Jennings, Yvelyne Germain-McCarthy, Billy Bender, Derek Cabrera, and Ed Thomas contribute their thoughts on differentiated algebra instruction.

* Differentiation Lets Us Reach Our Students ‘Where They Are’

These contributions come from Katherine S. McKnight, Jessica Hockett, Christie Amburn, Elise Yerkey and Barbara Blackburn.

* Differentiation Is Important ‘Because We Teach Students Not Standards’

Three well-known educators/authors provide guest responses in this post: Regie Routman, Carol Ann Tomlinson, and Laura Robb.

* ‘Differentiation Is More Than A Set Of Strategies’

This post features a response from Kimberly Kappler Hewitt and a number of suggestions from readers.

* Differentiating Lessons by ‘Content, Process, or Product’

Carol Tomlinson, Donalyn Miller and Jeff Charbonneau contribute responses.

* Using -- Not Misusing -- Ability Groups In The Classroom

This is a special guest post from author/educator Rick Wormeli.

* Ability Grouping In Schools -- Part Two

In this post, Carol Burris, New York’s 2013 High School Principal Of The Year, and Tammy Heflebower, Vice-President of the Marzano Research Laboratory contribute their thoughts, along with comments from readers.

* Several Ways To Differentiate Instruction

I was lucky enough to get both Carol Tomlinson and Rick Wormeli to contribute their ideas here!

* More Ways To Differentiate Instruction -- Part Two

This post features contributions from Megan Allen, Florida’s 2010 State Teacher of the Year and Dr. Kimberly Kappler Hewitt & Daniel K. Weckstein, co-authors of Differentiation is an Expectation: A School Leader’s Guide to Building a Culture of Differentiation.

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