Six steps to create a differentiated lesson

  1. Follow your intuition, observation and student’s results: where do you find big gaps between student results, 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 psycho-social 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!