Six steps to create a differentiated lesson
- Follow your intuition, observation and pupil’s results: where do you find big gaps between students results, in readiness, interests and learning needs?
- Determine which learning goals you want to offer in a differentiated setting.
- 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?
- Determine whether you are going to differentiate in a convergent or divergent way.
- Run through the 5 preconditions of good differentiation.
- Check if this lesson responds to the gaps that you noticed in step 1.
Ready? Go for it!