Product Choice: The Ultimate Differentiation Practice

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By Taru Nieminen            December 21, 2016 I still remember the first time I gave my students choice products instead of a test at the end of a unit. There was amazement from all of us. Students were amazed that …

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Pre-Assess or Perish

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Pre-Assess or Perish By Taru Nieminen            November 30, 2016 The 8th graders had just finished reading the play “Anne Frank” and it had been an exciting one! The class actually read the play out loud and acted the parts, …

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Maximizing Student Opportunities with Differentiated Instruction

By Taru Nieminen, M.A.T.             November 16, 2016 As stated in last week’s post, I believe that Differentiated Instruction is the presentation of ideas and knowledge so that each student has multiple avenues and opportunities to pursue success in the …

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