Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pre-Assessing What You Know About Differentiated Instruction

Hey everyone.  Tessa did a great job of getting you started on your travels through differentiated instruction.  I figure, the name of the blog is Differentiation Destination right?  So this process is really a journey.  I, too, am on this journey and while I'm by no means a traveling expert,I like to make my way slowly but surely.

One of the three basic principles of DI (differentiated instruction) according to Carol Ann Tomlinson (the DI guru) is that pre-assessment and instruction MUST go hand in hand.  You have to know what your students know before you can decide what to teach them.  Seems pretty logical doesn't it?  So with that in mind, I thought I would try and take you through a little DI pre-assessment.

I promise, no one is looking so if you get an answer wrong there won't be anyone standing by with a red pen to mark your paper with a big check.  Who knows, you might even surprise yourself about all that you know.

I'm hoping this works.  So, just hit play (the answers should be hidden if you just scroll down for each one)  and ask yourself if its TRUE or FALSE. Simple!
So tell me, it wasn't so bad was it.  I'm sure you got all them right and are a differentiating champ, but incase you got one or two wrong, it might be helpful to consider 

Ok, so that was hard enough work for a nice summer day like today.  Hopefully, I got a few wheels spinning and you're starting to think a bit more clearly about this whole DI trip.  Remember to leave any questions of comments below.  Like I said, I'm no expert, but I'm enjoying the journey and am happy to share what I've discovered on my own trip so far.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea for a blog. My entire district has been trained in using differentiation strategies. I have shared a few on my blog and have tons more I plan to share this year.

    I am your newest follower. =)

    Heather's Heart