Just as all students do not learn in the same way, not all teachers teach in the same way. What strategies for differentiation work best in your classroom?
I organize heterogeneous groups, teach them cooperative skills, give them challenging (low threshold/high ceiling) problems, and expect them to express (often write) about their reasoning and conclusions. This allows me time to give individual attention to students at all ability levels. I encourage interactions among the groups too, so that struggling students are tapping into more resources than just the teacher.
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