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Podcast Transcript Ep 53 & 54: Differentiation: How Do We Achieve It?


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Years: 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, K-2

25 Pages

Product Code: TEAC2134

Resource Type: Professional Readings

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In this transcript of episodes 53 and 54, we are joined by numeracy consultant Rob Vingerhoets to talk about how to master differentiation and support the varied needs of students.

With such limited time and resources, teachers find it difficult to cater for the needs of all students in the class. It can be hard to know where they are at, and to match them with the curriculum for their year level.

To talk about differentiation and how to overcome these challenges, we are joined by numeracy consultant Rob Vingerhoets. 

Rob is an experienced and highly effective educator and subject matter expert who has worked with teachers and students throughout Melbourne, Country Victoria, interstate and overseas (New York City, Beijing). Prior to this he was a primary school principal, curriculum coordinator and classroom teacher. He is an experienced teacher and author, having written a number of best-selling maths resource books and numerous articles.

Over this episode and the next, Rob talks about:

  • How do we differentiate for all students, and get them engaged?
  • How  do we do it without streaming into groups?
  • How do we make sure each student is stretching themselves?
  • How do we cater for struggling learners?
  • How do the high impact teaching strategies play out in this way of working?
  • How do we make sure we are covering the curriculum for all students?
  • How do we keep a record of progress for each student?
  • How does the learning happen - what doesn’t work with streaming?
  • What resourcing is needed?
  • What types of schools struggle most?
  • Is it about programs or better PD?
  • What are some things that make the biggest difference - in what teachers or coaches do?
  • What are your favourite ways of working with principals on this?

And much more!

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