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Does Differentiation Fail to Work in Practice?

Jan 8, 2015

DIFFERENTIATED JUGGLING: What education theory “is harder to implement in a heterogeneous classroom than it is to juggle with one arm tied behind your back”? Differentiation, according to author and former professor of education, James R. Delisle. He offers up a cynical view of why differentiation doesn’t work in practice, at least not when students of varying abilities are in the same classroom. Now let’s hear a diversity of views on this!

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Does Differentiation Fail to Work in Practice?

Jan 8, 2015

DIFFERENTIATED JUGGLING: What education theory “is harder to implement in a heterogeneous classroom than it is to juggle with one arm tied behind your back”? Differentiation, according to author and former professor of education, James R. Delisle. He offers up a cynical view of why differentiation doesn’t work in practice, at least not when students of varying abilities are in the same classroom. Now let’s hear a diversity of views on this!

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