How People Learn. The Book!

A highly respected study from the National Academy of Sciences. The entire book on line.

How Do People Learn? #3

Inflexible knowledge – the beginning of expertise. An interesting comment on shallow knowledge.

How Do People Learn? #1

Remembering something deeply has to do with what you think about. A comment on memory, learning, and performance. “Students remember – what they think about.”

How Do People Learn? #2

Perhaps teaching to perceived learning styles isn’t what it’s cracked up to be? An example of teacher folk knowledge?

D1, Clarity of Syllabus and Assignments.

Now you’ve read (and heard, and talked through) the syllabus. What questions, reflections, comments do you have on the work you are facing? What can I do to help you get from here to “there.” Charlie

Project Rubric

Please use this rubric to guide the development of your Differentiation Project. Do not assume the categories are fixed! They will be fixed, however, unless you initiate a conversation with the instructor concerning how you’d like to modify the categories to meet your own particular context. Download file

Heacox Planning Matrix

This matrix is an addition to our traditional lesson planning format. It enables you to have a ready format to encourage thinking about differentiation.Download file

Equitable Classroom Environment Rubric

Since DI is a comprehensive approach to making instruction more equitable, here’s a rubric developed by Vermont educators that lays out our version of what constitutes equitable instruction.Download file

Class #1, Monday, July 18th

Topics for the Day. Meeting: Introductions, Computer, Description, TypeKey Access. CR Time:Background to DI Literature Commentary: Read Separately: Think, Pair, Share, Construct Strategy Time: Two pieces of curriculum…if time. Worktime: Assignment for next day. Cohen: Heacox:C1 Tomlinson:C1, C2 Articles: Other: One page of writing or diagramming (etc.) Comment D1 in discussion section of blog.

Open Discussion

A place to talk about anything in the course. This entry is for ongoing topics of discussion, not those particularly related to any one class. Feel free to use it as you wish.