As more and more parents and kids become educated on student learning needs, differentiating the instruction in the classroom can be vital to reach the entire spectrum of your students’ readiness.
We can’t attend every workshop and every professional development pitched to us in our inbox because of time, funds, etc…, but that doesn’t mean the teachers who are able to attend at your school can’t bring back valuable tools to their community. This is why as an administrator it’s important for us to advocate to make time for teachers to share their experiences with one another. The list of strategies to help students with learning needs grows and grows every day. Some strategies work more effectively than others and some don’t work at all depending on the student. However, the more tools you have in your toolbox the more effective you’ll be as a teacher and one of the best ways to grow your toolbox is to collaborate with the teachers who are already at your school.