Tag Archives: Differentiation and challenge

‘Killing’ with kindness and the dangers of differentiation

Towards the end of last year, the newspapers appeared full of negative reports about teachers holding low expectations of students. Students from poorer socioeconomic backgrounds (especially white working class children and black children) are underachieving in schools and one of … Continue reading

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Working memory and differentiation

‘Differentiation’ is one of those ‘slippery’ terms that can mean different things to different people. I often find some of the strategies offered to be a bit incoherent and often question how evidence-based they really are. Here’s a possible alternative … Continue reading

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Quick overview of differentiation

A short blog article which identifies a range of different ways that differentiation can be accomplished: A Quick Introduction to Differentiation

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Differentiation resources

The Geoff Petty website has a great range of resources to support innovation in teaching. One example is this page of resources on differentiation: Geoff Petty: Differentiation materials Whilst many of the strategies over-rely (in my opinion) on Bloom’s Taxonomy … Continue reading

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