Differentiation is the practice of offering students appropriate learning opportunities. That means, they can work at the level most likely to result in actual progress.
For gifted students, it’s not more work (what I call “moreferentiation”). Rather, it’s appropriate work that creates growth, curiosity, or depth of thinking.
Differentiation is not creating 30 different lesson plans. These articles share many, many ideas for how to differentiate in the real world.
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15 ways to help gifted kids thrive in school with ideas that work for lots of kids, so everyone will find ideas they can apply right away.
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