Date
19 January 2020

Explore approaches for students years 9-13

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Utilising differentiation and adaption approaches'

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Consider how to differentiate

Consider how to differentiate

Reflect on what support will enable students to be successful.

Ask students what will help.

  • Altering the amount of work or size of projects.
  • Encouragement to complete work in small, manageable chunks. Students beginning a big project may need help organising an individual plan for completing it.
  • Planning smaller projects with a gradual work up toward larger ones (for students who tire easily).
  • Allowing more time to complete in-class tasks.
  • Supporting students to manage perfectionism, for example, their being too fussy and not completing tasks on time.
  • Creating flexible time schedules. Make assignments due over the course of several days or even weeks. Provide a time range during which an assignment may be submitted.

Source: Students with disabilities in mainstream classrooms: A resource fo teachers (opens in a new tab/window)

Differentiation in science

Differentiation in science

A teacher describes how in science lessons she differentiates materials to ensure that they are comprehensible to all students.

Useful resources

Useful resources

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Collaboration for Success: Individual Education Plans

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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