How Do You Manage a Differentiated Classroom?

Space

  • Try different arrangements of furniture.
  • Record the results of such changes.
  • Collect necessary resources
  • Organize resources
  • Carry out tasks
  • Check against a checklist that the task is completeroom.gif
  • Carrying out tasks with other pupils
  • Clearing away

  • Recording progress through the tasks

Examples:
  • Collecting necessary resources
  • Organising resources
  • Carrying out tasks
  • Checking against a checklist that the task is completed
  • Carrying out tasks with other pupils
  • Clearing away
  • Recording progress through the tasks


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Things to consider:
  • Not all pupils work at the same rate
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  • Learning objectives
  • Pupil's level of ability
  • Pupil's mood

Examples:

  • Quizzes
  • Word searches and crosswords
  • Matching/grouping/sorting activities

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  • Tell the pupils what you are going to do at the beginning of the lesson
  • Start prior knowledge
  • Ensure that pupils understand what they are being asked to do
  • Do not expect all pupils to concentrate all of the time:

Examples:
  • Teacher centered whole class activities
  • Try to get pupils involved in a task
  • Oral, pair or group activities should be carefully structured and planned

Links
Managing of Learning and Differentiation
Instructional and Management Strategies
How to Differentiate Instruction