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Laura Hansen
differentiating independent work
Sun Sep 7, 2014 16:11
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Tavia,

I agree that finding rigorous yet do-able independent work is a challenge. I think this year in order to differentiate and meet all my students' needs within small group time, there is going to have to some sort of system of rotation. This is frustrating because when students are pulled out of the classroom, (in my opinion) they should be spending that time receiving quality instruction, rather than having to wait their turn to work with the teacher. I also am in need of some ideas for centers/independent activities differentiated to meet student needs. I agree that differentiation appears to be a common theme of concern among many of us. It is a difficult task yet carries the utmost importance in terms of helping reach all of our students.

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