One of the key features of an outstanding lesson is that all learners make progress. All learners are different and teachers must differentiate according to the individual pupil and their individual learning needs to achieve outstanding progress. Outstanding Differentiation for Learning in the Classroom is written with the class teacher in mind and demonstrates how differentiation can be used to enhance and support all aspects of the learning process.
Including chapters on embedding differentiation during each phase of the lesson, assessment and questioning techniques, this book will help you to use differentiation effectively to produce outstanding results. With a strong focus on practical strategies to help you meaningfully apply differentiation in the classroom, this book covers:
what differentiation actually means and why it should be applied in the classroom;
sequencing and planning for learning with an overview of the learning cycle;
practical teaching strategies and effective techniques to use in the classroom;
how to structure and apply differentiation practices in your classroom, department and school.
A vital starting point and effective guide for outstanding differentiation, this timely new book is packed full of practical exercises that are easy to implement in the classroom and it is essential reading for newly qualified and experienced teachers alike.
Dr Jayne Bartlett has worked in education for over ten years in a range of schools with roles at senior leadership level and is currently working freelance as an independent teaching and learning trainer and consultant.
1. What do we mean by differentiation? 2. Sequencing and planning for learning 3. Differentiation for learning: the start of the lesson 4. Differentiation for learning in the main body of the lesson 5. The final challenge 6. Assessment for learning and differentiation 7. Questioning and differentiation 8. Embedding differentiation Conclusion