The true purpose of an education is to discover how we learn best so that we may continue doing so throughout life. The teaching profession places many demands on its teachers. With so much content to cover, teachers often feel the need to give away the facts instead of having the students earn them.Learning is all about overcoming obstacles to increase knowledge and skills. If learners have to think harder and deeper to arrive at the answer, they have earned that knowledge. They OWN it! Our strategies emphasize this simple concept: The student is responsible for the learning and the teacher is a guide who helps them discover how to do it. We can never learn for our kids, nor should we, but we can most certainly help them learn to work under pressure and discover how they can truly perform above and beyond our expectations. We will show you how to do this!
Differentiated Instruction Benefits for Teachers
- Differentiated Instruction gains teacher “buy-in” because it is not a training full of fads, buzzwords and theory.
- Differentiated Instruction helps teachers to improve their craft by giving practical strategies that can be modified for all kids and communities – for all grades levels and curriculum.
- Differentiated Instruction brings attention and engagement to each and every lesson. Students are actively involved in the content and excited about the learning they are undertaking.
- Differentiating instruction promotes the importance of understanding our students, their learning strengths, needs and modalities. This fosters better student-teacher relationships and allows teachers to more effectively assess learning.
- Differentiated Instruction fosters reflective practice, an essential aspect of most evaluation systems. We help teachers be at their best instructionally, so students can THRIVE!
Teachers will know...
...practical methods to build interest with students
...how to motivate the unmotivated
...how to use Storytelling for Project-Based Learning
...how to grab and keep student interest
...how to incorporate fun and divergent ways of learning
...how to develop critical thinking in the student’s approach to learning
...how this can be modified for all kids and communities
...how to become real to their students
...how to use human graphing to get immediate feedback from students
...how to quickly assess how effective their lesson is going