HeadStart Ages 4 & 5 Year olds
Creating a Safe & Healthy Learning Enviornment
A physically welcoming learning environment is one that maximizes the space with arrangements that are responsive to students, knowing that some may need a consultation corner, space for collaboration, or an area for working with manipulatives. (Puckett, 2013). Teachers set up the environment so the children can explore on their own. Colors, organized work stations, and displays of student work all convey the message that a classroom is a place where learning is highly regarded and accessible to all. (Puckett, 2013).
Justification for Differentiating in the Classroom Enviornment
Positive Learning Environment
Social and Emotional Needs of Students
What to Expect from Student Work Assignments and Assessments
Cohan, A . Learning Styles Research: What Really Works A Review of Differentiating Instruction for At-Risk Students: What to Do and How to Do It. DELTA KAPPA GAMMA BULLETIN; 2011
Dixon, Felicia . Yssel, Nina. McConnell, John. Differentiated Instruction, Professional Development, and Teacher Efficacy. Journal for the Education of the Gifted , Jun2014, Vol. 37
Puckett, K (2013). Differentiating Instruction: A Practical Guide. Bridgepoint Education: San Diego, CA.