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Scaffolding or Differentiation

About the Session

Breaking the "Glass Ceiling" of Learning: Dispelling Differentiation Myths and Cultivating a Culture of High Expectations


Description: This professional development session is designed to empower teachers with strategies for supporting diverse learners without imposing artificial limitations on their potential. Participants will delve into the concept of differentiation, debunk common myths surrounding it, and explore practical approaches to fostering a culture of high expectations through scaffolding and effective examples of differentiation.


Key Focus Areas:

  1. Dispelling Differentiation Myths: Challenge misconceptions surrounding differentiation and its perceived limitations, empowering teachers to embrace its transformative potential as a means of meeting the diverse needs of all learners.

  2. Understanding Differentiation: Define differentiation and its fundamental principles, highlighting its role in promoting equity, inclusivity, and academic success for students with varying abilities, interests, and learning preferences.

  3. Addressing Potential Issues: Identify common challenges and barriers to effective differentiation implementation, and explore proactive strategies for overcoming these obstacles within diverse learning environments.

  4. Cultivating a Culture of High Expectations: Cultivate an ethos of excellence and achievement by fostering a culture of high expectations, where all students are empowered to strive for mastery and success.

  5. Scaffolding for Success: Explore the concept of scaffolding as a dynamic instructional strategy for supporting students' gradual acquisition of knowledge, skills, and competencies, while gradually removing support as they gain proficiency.


Duration: The session is structured for one hour, allowing ample time for interactive discussion aimed at deepening participant understanding and application of differentiation principles.


Additional Benefits: Participants will gain access to a wealth of resources to support the integration of differentiation strategies into their teaching practice. Additionally, permission to record the session and a downloadable PDF copy of the presentation will be provided for continued professional development and reference.


By engaging in this session, teachers will emerge equipped with actionable strategies and a renewed commitment to fostering an inclusive learning environment where all students are supported to reach their full potential, unencumbered by artificial constraints or perceived limitations.


The session can be customised to align with your specific needs, which will be thoroughly addressed during the booking process.

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