Differentiation is a pragmatic process that enables teachers to maximise each student’s learning in the long-term. It is a process of giving students appropriate levels of feedback, Progressively introducing students to new concepts to suppor... and targeted practice to support them in achieving these common learning goals.
In this webinar chaired by Dr Lisa-Maria Muller (Education Research Manager, Chartered College of Teaching), Bukky Yusuf FCCT (Senior Leader, Edith Kay School) provided an understanding of what differentiation is, why it is useful for teachers in their day-to-day teaching practice, and how it fits in with having high expectations on outcomes for all learners.
Covered in this webinar recording:
- What is the purpose of differentiation and why it is important for ensuring the progress of all learners?
- What are the challenges in implementing differentiation into day to day practice and how might we overcome these?
- Practical examples of approaches to differentiation in the classroom
Shared suggested materials:
- Download the presentation (.pdf)
- Download the audio transcript
- Sara Bubb – how to build differentiation into your planning and teaching:Second Level Support Service – Using Graphic Organisers in Teaching and Learning
- Dr Susanna Pinkus – putting differentiation into practice
- Creately – The Ultimate List of Graphic Organizers for Teachers and Students
- Second Level Support Service – Using Graphic Organisers in Teaching and Learning
- Remote learning strategies for differentiation
- More remote learning strategies for differentiation
- Hamilton Trust
Recommended books for further reading:
- Sue Cowley – The Ultimate Guide to Differentiation: Achieving Excellence for All
- Barbara R Blackburn Rigor and Differentiation in the Classroom: Tools and Strategies
- Rachel Orr – 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Differentiation (100 Ideas for Teachers)
- Jayne Bartlett – Outstanding Differentiation for Learning in the Classroom
- Carol Ann Tomlinson – The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners
Bukky Yusuf FCCT
Senior Leader, Edith Kay School
Bukky Yusuf is a senior leader, science teacher and coach. She has undertaken a number of leadership roles within mainstream / special schools and is also an ambassador for Leadership Matters. Bukky is involved with a number of grassroots organisations including her roles as a Network Leader and coach for WomenEd & BAMEEd and a Steering Group member of the teacher5aday well-being initiative for educators.
Beyond the classroom, Bukky has a variety of Ed(ucation) Tech(nology) experiences which includes participating as a judge for The EdTech50 Schools, BETT Awards and serving as an Education Board Member for Innovate My School. She was co-chair of the EdTech Leadership Group to support the Government’s EdTech strategy.