October 20, 2012See All Newsletters
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Hi Member,
If you’re anything like me, one of the biggest challenges you face in the classroom is careful differentiation. By this point in the year, I’m discovering how each of my students has a unique way of processing information, which leads me to investigate more ways to make learning work for them.
Carol Ann Tomlinson, a well-known differentiation guru, has given us three ways to differentiate that I like to keep in mind whenever planning: content, process, and product. This week, I want to share three videos, each taking a turn at one of these principles.
Teacher Laureate at Teaching Channel
See how Mr. Pronovost uses technology to differentiate for content. In this case, the computer games automatically meet students where they are with content knowledge, freeing Mr. Provonost up to work with other students in one-on-one ways.
Ms. Brewer shows us how differentiating for process helps to individualize instruction. You’ll notice how she pulls out a small group and uses gentle scaffolds to help them work through the same material, but in a different way.
In this messy lesson, Ms. Manning differentiates for product. While this can often mean that students demonstrate learning through vastly different products, this inquiry-based lesson is grounded in different solutions, different products.
Tch Writer Lily Jones looks at how two teachers are adapting Common Core math standards in similar lessons taught across grade levels.
See an entire hour on Arts Essentials this weekend on Teaching Channel Presents. Visit several classrooms where art, music, dance, and drama are used to help teach math and writing. Click here to find out where you can see our Teaching Channel TV show in your area. And, we now offer all our episodes online, one week after they air. Click on an episode number and watch now!
"I love this lesson. I plan to give my students a Real Life Rounding lesson and I plan for it to be lots of language and little guidance. We will see what happens." - Julia O'Connor, on the video "Don't Give Up! Plan, Persevere, Revise."

Tried a technique from a Tch video in your class? Leave a comment on the video page and let us know how it went!

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