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Using Multi-Level Instruction for a Classroom of Diverse Learners

As an administrator it is imperative that you support your teachers in the classroom. Understanding and supporting multi-level instruction is a great way of accomplishing this. Multi-level instruction is the process of teaching one primary objective or concept to the class while allowing for varying outcomes for an individual student or a small group of… Read more

Frequently Asked Questions About Culturally Responsive Instruction

Why is it important to address student diversity? Today’s students are increasingly more diverse in their cultures, languages, abilities, interests and learning styles. As educators we are held accountable to ensure that all learners achieve at least minimum state standards. Thus we must create classroom environments where student differences are supported and celebrated so that… Read more

Make Mathematics Instruction Accessible and Engaging for all Students

There are many students, both with and without disabilities, who struggle with math.  Not only are these students at a disadvantage in terms of the practical skills they will need throughout their lives, but they also often miss out on the fun and beauty that can be found in the world of mathematics.  Mathematics is more than… Read more

Interactive Glossary of Differentiated Instruction Terms

The Inclusive Schools Network and Stetson & Associates, Inc. created this glossary to define common terms used when differentiating instruction for diverse learners. View the Glossary Here Inclusion Basics Article Inclusion requires leadership for shared ownership, multi-level instruction, a schedule and staffing process driven by student needs with protected time for teacher collaboration. Learn more about… Read more

Explore the Instructional Design Tool (IDT)

A teacher friendly tool designed by Stetson & Associates, Inc. that illustrates the steps for differentiating instruction. Watch this mini tutorial for more information on how to use this “Mental Model” when designing differented lessons for diverse learners. Watch this short video about the Instructional Design Tool Download the Instructional Design Tool… Read more

Frequently Asked Questions About Culturally Responsive Instruction

Why is it important to address student diversity? Today’s students are increasingly more diverse in their cultures, languages, abilities, interests and learning styles. As educators we are held accountable to ensure that all learners achieve at least minimum state standards. Thus we must create classroom environments where student differences are supported and celebrated so that… Read more

The Principal’s Role in Quality Instruction: Take the Time to Get Involved

There is a great deal involved in being a good campus leader. Principals’ duties include instructional leadership, campus management and school safety. Although their list of responsibilities may seem quite lengthy, principals know that sharing these duties and delegating tasks are essential to getting the job done.  Campus administrators understand that the key to being… Read more

Raising Diverse Learners

Author: Cathy Giardina, Stetson & Associates, Inc. What do thumbprints, snowflakes and children have in common? Differences! Differences!  Differences! Isn’t it amazing how children raised in the same household by the same parents can be so different?  As a teacher and a parent, I know that a “one size fits all” approach in the classroom doesn’t work… Read more

Diverse Learners in the Classroom

Author: Nicole Gallagher, M.Ed. "Education should turn out the pupil with something he knows well and something he can do well." – Alfred North Whitehead When teachers mention the term “diverse learners” we are referring to how all learners are different. Classrooms of the past only looked at the age and grade level of the… Read more

Inclusion Resources

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