Hey guys. I know that APA is a tough thing to learn. I'm familiar with it thanks to my first masters' program and my undergrad, but it is ever changing and I do NOT claim to be an expert. But, I thought I'd give you a few tips so that this first paper is within APA expectations. So, here are some APA tips: q Only one space after periods, not two. (I had to break this habit also, so I know it is tough. But, please try to do it so that whoever goes through to edit will not have to spend a bunch of time going through deleting extra spaces.) q Paragraph format should have double-spacing between lines. q 12 point font q Font consistent throughout paper and either Times New Roman or Courier q References must be APA style. There are
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It places students at the center of teaching and learning and student needs drive instructional planning. Differentiated learning is a way to enhance learning for all students by engaging them in activities that respond to particular learning needs, strengths and preferences (Wikipedia, 2002). Realization that learners vary in their readiness, interests, and learning is crucial to student success. It is very important that students of diverse cultural backgrounds have a variety of instructional strategies to foster education and learning. It is great to have a melting pot effect but at the same time everyone is different and these differences must be addressed. Understanding this point, educators then work towards mastering the same themes and skills in their classroom but utilize different content, strategies, and products to achieve the curricular goals. If everyone is taught at the same level using the same strategies then education becomes robotic and mechanical.
When put in practice, the differentiated learning classroom may appear as chaos but in reality it is a workshop like atmosphere. The teacher becomes more of a facilitator as they travel from group to group, participating with and mentoring students through the activities. The goals of differentiated instruction are to develop challenging and engaging tasks for each learner (from low-end learner to high-end learner). The low-end learner or