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Differentiating Instruction in the Classroom Flashcards

Differentiating Instruction in the Classroom Flashcards
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Work Contracts
This can be used to track the work students do in differentiated classrooms. It lists activities for students to complete and gives them a specific amount of time to work.
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Differentiated Classroom: Management
Managing this kind of classroom requires teachers to divide class time into blocks that focus on instruction with the whole group, smaller groups and independent work.
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Learning Tasks: Expectations
Teachers can differentiate learning tasks in this way by adjusting the rubrics they use for certain students to match their levels of understanding.
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Learning Tasks: Differentiation Methods

Give students at different levels different learning tasks

Permit students to finish the same learning task using different methods

Vary the difficulty of a single learning task

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Learning Tasks
Students take part in these activities in order to build their understanding of a given concept.
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Rotation Chart: Colored Cards
These can be used to communicate information on a rotation chart. They may indicate certain activities, the location of materials and the place where a group should work.
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Rotation Chart
A key tool that makes small-group learning more efficient by listing information about each group. Each element of this chart should be introduced to students slowly.
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Rotation Chart: Elements

List of students in each group

Information about what groups are working on and the materials they're using

Location of each group

Group member jobs

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Benefit of Classroom Collaboration: Complementing Strengths and Struggles
A benefit of classroom collaboration that occurs when teachers work to support one another in different aspects of the teaching process
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Benefit of Classroom Collaboration: Bouncing Ideas
Teachers participate in this kind of classroom collaboration when they share ideas with one another and benefit by more easily handling problems.
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Benefit of Classroom Collaboration: Improving Critical Thinking Skills
Classroom collaboration can lead to this benefit when students are exposed to different perspectives, showing them that problems have more than one solution.
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Benefit of Classroom Collaboration: Modeling Cooperation
This occurs when two teachers work together in front of students. This allows the class to see how cooperation should work.
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Flashcard Content Overview

Access this set of flashcards for an easy way to review the advantages associated with classroom collaboration between teachers. You'll be able to go over differentiated instruction and its benefits for students. Rotational charts, work contracts and learning tasks will be discussed. Furthermore, this set gives you the chance to consider teacher-led groups and student-led groups, along with heterogeneous and homogeneous grouping.

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Benefit of Classroom Collaboration: Modeling Cooperation
This occurs when two teachers work together in front of students. This allows the class to see how cooperation should work.
Benefit of Classroom Collaboration: Improving Critical Thinking Skills
Classroom collaboration can lead to this benefit when students are exposed to different perspectives, showing them that problems have more than one solution.
Benefit of Classroom Collaboration: Bouncing Ideas
Teachers participate in this kind of classroom collaboration when they share ideas with one another and benefit by more easily handling problems.
Benefit of Classroom Collaboration: Complementing Strengths and Struggles
A benefit of classroom collaboration that occurs when teachers work to support one another in different aspects of the teaching process
Rotation Chart: Elements

List of students in each group

Information about what groups are working on and the materials they're using

Location of each group

Group member jobs

Rotation Chart
A key tool that makes small-group learning more efficient by listing information about each group. Each element of this chart should be introduced to students slowly.
Rotation Chart: Colored Cards
These can be used to communicate information on a rotation chart. They may indicate certain activities, the location of materials and the place where a group should work.
Learning Tasks
Students take part in these activities in order to build their understanding of a given concept.
Learning Tasks: Differentiation Methods

Give students at different levels different learning tasks

Permit students to finish the same learning task using different methods

Vary the difficulty of a single learning task

Learning Tasks: Expectations
Teachers can differentiate learning tasks in this way by adjusting the rubrics they use for certain students to match their levels of understanding.
Differentiated Classroom: Management
Managing this kind of classroom requires teachers to divide class time into blocks that focus on instruction with the whole group, smaller groups and independent work.
Work Contracts
This can be used to track the work students do in differentiated classrooms. It lists activities for students to complete and gives them a specific amount of time to work.
Flexible Grouping
A range of methods used by teachers to split up their students into groups that are based on instructional objectives or student needs and ability level
Teacher-Led Groups
Groups that are led by a teacher. Examples include whole and small group instruction as well as independent student work and one-on-one instruction.
Whole Group Instruction
A type of group instruction that occurs when a teacher addresses the entire class at the same time. This is useful when teachers are introducing new information to the class.
Student-Led Groups
In this type of group, students are responsible for leading activities. However, teachers must set up some rules and expectations for these groups, especially during class discussions.
Homogeneous Grouping
Teachers separate their students this way when they place students who possess a similar skill level in the same group, usually based on results on assessments. These groups don't change often.
Heterogeneous Grouping
Groups of this type include students at different skill levels. They change frequently and are considered to be fluid.
Implementing Differentiated Instruction: Steps

Set up your classroom

Consider the strengths and weaknesses of students

Develop tools for management

Arrange student groups

Implementing Differentiated Instruction: Preparing a Classroom
To accomplish this task, teachers arrange desks, set up learning areas for different subjects and create areas that can be used by small groups.
Differentiated Instruction: Use of Assessments
These tools can be used to help teachers understand the needs of students and group them together. They also ensure the curriculum meets the needs of students.
Differentiated Instruction: Organizational Options

Time

Content

Pacing

Differentiated Instruction
A type of instruction that involves using different methods and practices based on student need and level of understanding
Differentiated Instruction: Benefits

All learners get the opportunity for success

Teachers can easily check student progress

Skills mastery is accomplished by developing one complementary skill after another

Differentiation: General Principles

Classrooms remain flexible

Flexible grouping supports learning

A variety of learning activities are given to students

Assessments are ongoing

Collaboration between students and teachers occurs

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