Hi everyone! I’ve been reading The Differentiated Classroom by Carol Ann Tomlinson and I just finished chapter seven. The chapter is titled Instructional Strategies That Support Differentiation and, you guessed it, it’s all about various instructional strategies teachers can use in their classrooms.
I really liked this chapter as it discusses different types of instruction, most of which I have never used or even heard of before.
While many of the strategies would not be effective in my own classroom, there are many I know I could alter to suit my needs or else use in future classrooms I may have.
Tomlinson discusses using stations, agendas, complex instruction, and orbital studies and provides examples of teachers using all of the strategies in their own classrooms.
I really liked the idea of stations (different from centres) as well as agendas, though I would have to alter both to suit my own needs and classroom.
I highly recommend this book in general, but I have particularly liked this and the previous chapter for giving ideas and inspiration for my own planning.
If you’d like to purchase the book, here’s a link to in on Amazon. I’m excited to see what chapter eight holds! Stay tuned!