Response: Differentiation Is Important 'Because We Teach Students Not Standards'

Three well-known educators/authors provide guest responses offering effective ways to differentiate instruction: Regie Routman, Carol Ann Tomlinson, and Laura Robb.


What Are The Best Ways To Differentiate Instruction?

This week's question comes from an educator who wishes to remain anonymous: Differentiating for students, as I understand it, entails meeting students at their levels, but the end goal is to ensure that they meet the standards for the grade level. What happens when, for whatever reason, you have one or more students who are reading several grade levels below and even the lowest level expectation for that child/ren will still not enable the student/s to meet the standard for the grade level?


Response: Keeping 'The Big Picture in Mind' While Managing Classrooms

I wrap-up a four-part series today on classroom management with two special contributions: one from well-known educator (and regular contributor to this column) Suzie Boss, who talks about the tricky subject of classroom management specifically during Project-Based Learning lessons; and the other from ASCD author Jane Bluestein. In addition, I include multiple comments from readers.


Response: Goal Of Classroom Management Is To Have Power 'With,' Not 'Over,' Kids

Educators Dr. Debbie Silver, Richard L. Curwin, and Marcia L. Tate share their advice on classroom management strategies in Part Three of a four-part series.


Responses: Managing Classrooms by 'Teaching Students, Not Subjects'

Kelly Bergman, Patty O'Grady, ReLeah Lent, Barry Gilmore, and Bethany Bernasconi share their thoughts on classroom management strategies.


Response: Positive Classroom Management Strategies - Part One

Educators Bryan Harris, Marcia Imbeau, Pernille Ripp, Gianna Cassetta, Brook Sawyer and Julia Thompson share their advice on implementing positive classroom management strategies.


What Are Your Suggestions For Effective Classroom Management?

This week's "question-of-the-week" is: What are your suggestions for effective classroom management strategies?


Response: Teachers Of Color Can 'Broaden Student Perspectives'

Teacher Ya Po Cha, teacher Elizabeth Villanueva, student teacher Billy William Ivy, biligual aide Alma Avalos, and student Amanda Martinez provide their thoughts on recruiting teachers of color. In addition, I include comments from readers.


Response: 'Education Suffers' Without More Teachers Of Color

Teachers Antoine Germany, James Pale, Dominique Williams and Evelyn Ramos; and student Jacquelin Estrada contribute their thoughts on the need for more teachers of color.


Response: The Teachers of Color 'Disappearance Crisis'

Gloria Ladson-Billings, Travis J. Bristol, and Terrenda Corisa White provide written responses to this week's topic: How Can We Increase the Ranks of Teachers of Color?


The opinions expressed in Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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