Month: June 2015

Differentiation is Hard

Neal Watkin, History SLE, has just published the first of a series of blogs that have emerged from his Teaching Excellence Project.  All teachers at Sawston Village College undergo a personal research/investigation project that links to the school’s development priorities, their subject’s departmental development plan and their own professional interests.  Neal has been focusing on how to differentiate most effectively and has come to the conclusion that we first need to decide what we are differentiating for; it is not enough simply to differentiate so that instructions for tasks are clearer.  Neal also argues that in order to develop pupils’ written literacy, they must first develop their oral literacy.  Read more at: http://www.eatsleepteach.com/2015/06/differentiation-part-one-the-power-of-talking-confidently/