Flipped Classroom Benefits Revisited

A short time ago, eSchool News released the article:  3 ways the flipped classroom leads to better subject mastery. In describing the benefit of truly personalized learning they write: “Much of the conversation about flipping has focused on using teacher-created video as an instructional tool, but the real benefit of flipping the classroom does not…

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The Challenge of Differentiated Instruction

I was recently asked for a good source on differentiated instruction.  I replied that ASCD put out some exceptional publications. You can find them at:   http://www.ascd.org/professional-development/differentiated-instruction-campaign.aspx My concern with differentiated instruction has always been classroom management, simply put one teacher trying to see to the needs of numerous students.  When each of these students has…

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Should Learning Be Personalized or Individualized?

There has been a lot of discussion lately regarding Personalized Learning. What is Personalized Learning?  Is it really any different from Individualized Learning? Some people think so. I read an interesting article on the subject of “personalized learning.”  For today’s students … “The approach, called personalized learning, differs from the traditional classroom their parents probably experienced,…

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The scalability of individualized instruction in math intervention

Great intentions do not always equate to great results.  Anyone who has spent any time in education comes to realize this.  Recently, ASCD has been promoting a well-intentioned approach to differentiated instruction. Their article “Differentiating without Drowning”  maintains that teachers should: “Choose two students on whom to focus your differentiated instruction or lesson (who isn’t…

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