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Edutopia Week 2



I haven't fallen back on my 2 - 20 min. commitment, but might feel like I might try to come up with a new way of reflecting on articles I read next week.

Make Learning Last: How Diverse Learners Can Process Their Understanding

Differentiated instruction considers approaches to
  • content
  • process
  • products

As teachers work through content, they need to provide opportunities for students to process instruction.  It doesn't take time away from instruction.  It is essential to instruction. There are many ways for processing.
  • Silent Reflection
  • Journaling
  • Partner Conversations
  • Quick Surveys such as Kahoot, Poll Everywhere, Google Forms




Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset


"A growth mindset is the belief that you can develop your talents and abilities through hard work, good strategies, and help from others. It stands in opposition to a fixed mindset, which is the belief that talents and abilities are unalterable traits, ones that can never be improved. Research has shown (and continues to show) that a growth mindset can have a profound effect on students' motivation, enabling them to focus on learning, persist more, learn more, and do better in school. Significantly, when students are taught a growth mindset, they begin to show more of these qualities."

Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development?


  1. Gauge Teacher Interest before planning
  2. Measure Teacher's Readiness before delivering
  3. Allow teachers to participate
  4. Follow-up after delivering




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