A differentiated approach

Keen Kite publishing is about you, the teacher and what you need right now. Our first series, Ready, Steady, Practise!, focuses on differentiation in core skills at KS2, an area that you have told us meets immediate requirements and supports some of the challenges of the new curriculum.

“So, what is differentiation? In its simplest form, it's where teachers adapt their approach for different students so that the entire class have the chance to perform to the best of their ability. It's about knowing your students and using that knowledge to teach them in the best way you can.”

In a recent article for The Guardian Teacher Network, Rachael Stevens goes on to suggest: “Whether you teach classes set by ability or not, differentiation is essential if students are to make that all-important progress … Setting separate tasks to suit individual student needs may sound like a lot of work, but it doesn't have to be.”

Her article, Five practical tips for differentiation, Rachael shares her tips for practical and efficient ways to make differentiation happen.

 

 

 

 

 

It is the way it is modeled and represented that can cause problems if it doesn’t match the language (or expected outcome), as illustrated in the recent marking controversy in the US:


 

 

It is the way it is modeled and represented that can cause problems if it doesn’t match the language (or expected outcome), as illustrated in the recent marking controversy in the US:
 

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