The Responsibility Breakthrough

ReLeah Cossett Lent Students make dramatic improvements in motivation and achievement when teachers hand off to them the responsibility for their own learning. One October day, one of my most delightful and smartest students looked me straight in the eye and without hesitation explained that she couldn’t turn in the project that was due that […]

Using Data to Differentiate Instruction

Kay Brimijoin Carol Ann Tomlinson In an age of standards, using assessment data to differentiate instruction is essential. At Redlands Elementary School, Ms. Martez’s 5th graders are studying the math concept of greatest common factor.1 Following an interactive lesson, students participate in a self-assessment procedure that Ms. Martez has created. Using a car windshield metaphor, she […]