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#TMNSL 20/03/2014 – Workshop resources: ‘Differentiated homework’

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Differentiated homework by Sharon Porter (@sporteredu) & Tom Leahy (@MrTLeahy)

Differentiated homework by @sporteredu Differentiated homework by @sporteredu

Differentiated homework by @MrTLeahy Differentiated homework by @MrTLeahy

Workshop Summary.

The workshop on Differentiated Homework came about due to us considering the differentiated lesson.  “We differentiate in lessons so we should differentiate homework…right?” Right!

How can we as teachers insist upon differentiating our classwork but then feel justified in giving the entire class the same piece of homework?  It can become boring for the more able, consistently annoying for those who are finding the work challenging and it can be boring for the teacher too!  To an outsider, it may seem strange that we are not differentiating homework, so what’s happening?  Why are we all giving our students the same homework?  Let’s consider the “Why? How? & What?” of this homework scenario

Why do you want students to complete homework?

o    Practice?…

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