Differentiation in the Primary Grades
When you hear the word “Differentiation,” what comes to mind? Some answer “hard” or “more work.” Some even get a nervous or sick look on their face, but what I think really makes educators feel weary is the thought of differentiation, not differentiation itself. Differentiation is about providing access to content for all students, through different texts, methods, and teaching approach. Enjoy this clip from The Teaching Channel that showcases how to provide academic choice. This first grade teacher at Crestwood Elementary School in Springfield, Virginia demonstrates the power of differentiation.