Six steps to create a differentiated lesson

  1. Follow your intuition, observation and pupil’s results: where do you find big gaps between students results, in readiness, interests and learning needs?
  2. Determine which learning goals you want to offer in a differentiated setting.
  3. Check if you learning environment is powerful enough for ALL students:
    a. Is there context?
    b. Is there room for interaction?
    c. Is there enough language support?
    d. Is there enough attention to psychosocial aspects?
  4. Determine whether you are going to differentiate in a convergent or divergent way.
  5. Run through the 5 preconditions of good differentiation.
  6. Check if this lesson responds to the gaps that you noticed in step 1.

Ready? Go for it!