Edu 673 Entire Course Strategies for Differentiated Teaching and Learning

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EDU 673 Entire Course Strategies for Differentiated Teaching and Learning

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EDU 673 Entire Course Strategies for Differentiated Teaching and Learning

Key Principles of Effective Differentiation.

Analyze the five key principles of effective differentiation and discuss which of the five will be the most difficult for you to embrace with a ―fluid or ―growth mindset.‖ What are the obstacles you see that will inhibit implementing the principles in your current or future educational setting? Which of the five is the easiest to accept? Why?

Guided Response: Review at least two of
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Your paper must include title and reference pages, include at least two scholarly resources (in addition to the course text), and be formatted according to APA style guidelines as outlined in your approved APA style guide or the Ashford Writing Center.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric located in the online course for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

Fluid and Fixed Mindsets. Souza and Tomlinson (2011) explain, “Mindsets are the assumptions, expectations, and beliefs that guide our behavior and our interaction with others”(p. 19). A teacher’s mindset is of utmost importance in the differentiated classroom. Think about your least favorite teacher and consider what their mindset must have been. Share how you felt in the class and how the teacher’s mindset affected your own well-being and academic success as a student. How did this teacher’s mindset affect his or her teaching? What advice would you give this teacher to help change his or her mindset? Or, think of your own mindset and how it affects the students in your classroom. Do you have a fixed or fluid mindset? Are there areas where you need to improve or change your mindset? What specific strategies can you implement to make your teaching more effective?

Effective Differentiated Curriculum. Visit the Discovery Education: Lesson Plan Library website and locate a lesson plan that represents the grade

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