The Differentiator

For Middle School Staff October 2015 Issue

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Differentiation: What It Is and What It Is Not
  • Nonfiction Sites Every Teacher Should Know About
  • Growth Mindset in Math
  • Differentiated Instruction in the Hollywood Classroom
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Nonfiction Sites Every Teacher Should Know About

Nonfiction texts allow readers to experience the amazing wonders of our world. When teachers help students become more proficient nonfiction readers, they are training young minds to read more deeply, to ask more relevant questions, and to come to a better understanding of the world in which they live. And since research indicates that 85% of the material adults read every day is nonfiction, it is important for teachers to show students how to embrace and decode this genre. Here are a few sites that will make nonfiction lessons fun for students to try and easy for teachers to implement.


Click on this link to find out more Nonfiction Sites

Growth Mindset in Math

Don't be fooled by the title; the messages here apply to all content areas.


As we set up math routines and procedures, it is important to think about creating an environment where all students have a growth mindset. Linked here you will find 7 of Jo Boaler's, a professor at Standford, favorite messages to give to students in math class, and some suggestions from youcubed as to how to encourage them.

Differentiated Instruction in the Hollywood Classroom

differentiated instruction in the hollywood classroom