Strategy Six: Differentiated Outcomes

As discussed in Strategy Two: Scaffold and Stretch, fitting differentiation and challenge tasks in to lessons can often risk being tokenistic or losing meaning, especially if it’s done ‘because that’s what you’re supposed to do’. Before even looking at how we differentiate, we need to look at why. Differentiation is a key area for teachers […]

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Strategy Five: A Star Cake

This week’s strategy comes from Meopham School’s Modern Foreign Languages department. The ‘Star Cake’ is a strategy used to encourage students to build the most complex sentences possible and could also be used to revising word classes both in MFL and in subjects like English and Literacy. The lesson begins by asking students to identify […]

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Strategy Two: Scaffolding Stretch

(image credit: http://www.missbsresources.com) This post’s ideas come from one of our Maths teachers. Stretch and Challenge is a buzz word in schools that can often become tokenistic if we are not careful: an extension that asks students complete more questions of the same calibre, an additional task for the student we know will finish the […]

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