What happens when students are offered tiered choices of challenge within diverse classroom communities?
Meeting the varied learning needs of adolescents is a big challenge. This blog is dedicated to those of you searching for ways to better address the diversity among your students.
The 2007 EducationalLeadership article, “When Students Choose the Challenge,” generated a lot of questions about a tiered, Challenge by Choice approach to teaching mathematics. This site was created to offer additional information and support. Thanks for visiting. I hope your time proves worthwhile.
Tiered Instruction and Assessment: Why differentiate for readiness by offering various degrees of challenge? What is tiered instruction and assessment? What is “challenge by choice?” How does a tiered system work? What results are possible?
Tiered Math Assessments: What do tiered math assessments look like?
Implementation Steps: How might one embark on this journey?
Grading and Reporting: How do you evaluate and report achievement when students have choices of challenge?
More Reading: What are some readings that speak to the philosophy and practice of differentiating for diverse readiness levels?
Summer Learning: This coming summer, Education Across Frontiers will be hosting its Staff Development Center in beautiful Genoa, Italy. Differentiation in Math will be one course offering. More information can be found in this brochure. Please join us!