thisartadventure replied to your post “Differientiated instruction in the elementary art room? Help!…”
Differentiated Instruction just means you present a lesson in multiple ways to meet all learners’ needs. You can do it all at once and you probably already do! Give verbal instruction, a handout, demonstrate a process, let kids try it. Done!
the problem is my “Lead Teacher” Says that differentiated instruction is more than one different project being done at the same time by different students,
All that stuff you said? That’s what I do
Differientiated instruction in the elementary art room?
Apparently i am expected to do this now though no one in the parish i know of does it.
Teaching, really teaching, in a classroom with too many students—the engaged and the unengaged—is both difficult and rewarding. Teachers don’t make enough money; we’re treated as intellectually inferior, in need of external “accountability” programs and “training.” We don’t have adequate time or authority to plan our curriculum, engage in conversations with our colleagues, go to the bathroom, or digest our lunch. But the joy of watching a student write a brilliant essay that sends chills up and down my spine or a narrative that brings the class to tears or a poem that makes us laugh out loud or the pride as a student teaches a class about the abolition movement at the elementary school across the street—that’s the life I choose—again and again.