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Thursday July 13, 2017
9:00 PM EDT

  • Jigsaw_Learning Jul 13 @ 9:00 PM EDT
    10 Observables of a Collaborative School Culture https://t.co/TzPjocC9o6 #atplc #abed #jlcrm
  • participatechat Jul 13 @ 9:00 PM EDT
    Participate in the upcoming #atplc by sharing resources and collaborating at https://t.co/HuaP7HUrl2
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:00 PM EDT
    I forgot to mention that I am a consultant, and author of 4 books. #atPLC
  • MaryannePearce3 Jul 13 @ 9:01 PM EDT
    Hey-I am a 9th grade Intervention Specialist from Cincinnati #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    So we can keep track of the conversation. #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    Welcome Lorin from Texas! Your response did not show up because you didn't include the hashtag in your response. Glad you are here.#atPLC
  • prettyprektchr Jul 13 @ 9:02 PM EDT
    Robin Hyman, originally from Norfolk Va. I teach pre-k for Newport News Public Schools. ODU ELS student #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    I've seen the impressions of "differentiation" change throughout the last 15 years. How about you? #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    Welcome Maryanne! Glad to have you here. #atplc
  • HardestyMath Jul 13 @ 9:03 PM EDT
    I am in an Educational Leadership program at ODU...my name is Mary #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    Welcome Robin! We have a great range of folks so far. #atplc
    • prettyprektchr Jul 13 @ 9:02 PM EDT
      Robin Hyman, originally from Norfolk Va. I teach pre-k for Newport News Public Schools. ODU ELS student #atplc
  • aziaer Jul 13 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    Middle school principal in Texas #atPLC
  • HardestyMath Jul 13 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    A1 Making learning possible for all students based on their level if readiness #atplc
  • prettyprektchr Jul 13 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    A1 acknowledging the ways students learn and creating ways to speak to those differences. #atplc
  • PooTeeTweets Jul 13 @ 9:04 PM EDT
    The chat is live! First question of the night. Answer using the hashtag #atplc.
    • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:03 PM EDT
      I've seen the impressions of "differentiation" change throughout the last 15 years. How about you? #atPLC
  • EduGladiators Jul 13 @ 9:05 PM EDT
    πŸ›‘ #EduGladiators kicks it up a notch SATURDAY w/@drneilgupta in the arena! #AR4Learning #atplc #INeLearn #KatyISDChat #sstlap #ISEDchat
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:05 PM EDT
    Welcome Mary. Glad you are here. #atplc
    • HardestyMath Jul 13 @ 9:03 PM EDT
      I am in an Educational Leadership program at ODU...my name is Mary #atplc
  • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:05 PM EDT
    Meeting each S where they are @ & giving them what they need to excel to next level of learning! #atplc
  • ReadforCupcakes Jul 13 @ 9:05 PM EDT
    Caren, Library Teacher, Rural Eastern North Carolina. #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:06 PM EDT
    Welcome Amanda. Glad to have an administrator with us. #atplc
  • ReadforCupcakes Jul 13 @ 9:06 PM EDT
    A1: Starting where the Ss is, and working up from there. #atplc
  • SolutionTree Jul 13 @ 9:06 PM EDT
    The chat is live! Here's the first question. Answer and follow along using the hashtag #atplc!
    • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:03 PM EDT
      I've seen the impressions of "differentiation" change throughout the last 15 years. How about you? #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    Get ready... #atPLC
  • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    A1 Meet Ss where they are @ & give them what they need to excel them to next level! #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:07 PM EDT
    Welcome Caren. What do you mean by "working up?" #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:08 PM EDT
    Overcoming misconceptions can be the biggest obstacles to moving forward with differentiation. #atPLC
  • TeacherKaizen Jul 13 @ 9:08 PM EDT
    #atPLC 7th grade mathematics teacher
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:08 PM EDT
    Starting where the students are is always key #atplc
  • ReadforCupcakes Jul 13 @ 9:08 PM EDT
    Not really working up, but teaching them in a way that works for them. Our goal is to get them to grade level. #atplc
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • aziaer Jul 13 @ 9:08 PM EDT
    Acknowledging the varied levels of knowledge or skills #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:09 PM EDT
    Welcome!! #atplc
  • ReadforCupcakes Jul 13 @ 9:09 PM EDT
    A1: I hate that the state wants us to differentiate, but it doesn't differentiate when the test is given! #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:09 PM EDT
    Giving them what they need is the trick, huh? #atplc
    • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:07 PM EDT
      A1 Meet Ss where they are @ & give them what they need to excel them to next level! #atPLC
  • Albertabooth Jul 13 @ 9:09 PM EDT
    A2 just ask fewer questions on a written test 😳 #atPLC
  • HardestyMath Jul 13 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    A2 Giving everyone the same task in a different way #atplc
  • prettyprektchr Jul 13 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    A2 It can't be done. Teachers have too much work to do to differentiate lessons. Differentiation is too much work. #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    The only way I reconcile that is if I differentiate for them to learn, and they learn better, the will do better on those tests. #atplc
    • ReadforCupcakes Jul 13 @ 9:09 PM EDT
      A1: I hate that the state wants us to differentiate, but it doesn't differentiate when the test is given! #atplc
  • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:10 PM EDT
    A2 A big Differentiation misconception is If Ts have 20 diff kids, then they have to do 20 diff things @ once #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:11 PM EDT
    DI is hard, but I spent over 20 years doing it. There are structures so that designing isn't overwhelming. #atplc
    • prettyprektchr Jul 13 @ 9:10 PM EDT
      A2 It can't be done. Teachers have too much work to do to differentiate lessons. Differentiation is too much work. #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:12 PM EDT
    Absolutely! I don't think I ever designed more than 4 tasks - usually 2 or 3. #atplc
    • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:10 PM EDT
      A2 A big Differentiation misconception is If Ts have 20 diff kids, then they have to do 20 diff things @ once #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:13 PM EDT
    Another thought on the way... #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:13 PM EDT
    Perhaps giving different tasks but the same learning outcome? #atplc
  • Albertabooth Jul 13 @ 9:13 PM EDT
    #atplc same goes with differentiated assessment πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    True differentiation is multi-faceted, not just for helping struggling students. #atplc
  • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:14 PM EDT
    EXACTLY! Planning is key! #atplc
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:15 PM EDT
    I agree. Students need the chance to show what they know in ways that work for them. #atplc
    • Albertabooth Jul 13 @ 9:13 PM EDT
      #atplc same goes with differentiated assessment πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½
      In reply to @DocNanci
  • HardestyMath Jul 13 @ 9:15 PM EDT
    Use formative assessments to drive instructional decisions for small groups #atplc
  • prettyprektchr Jul 13 @ 9:16 PM EDT
    A3 We should be authentic as well as intentional. We should know our students and how they learn in order to meet those needs #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:16 PM EDT
    Yes - we will have that question coming up soon.#atplc
    • HardestyMath Jul 13 @ 9:15 PM EDT
      Use formative assessments to drive instructional decisions for small groups #atplc
  • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A3 1st know your Ss, then know your Essential Outcome, plan ideas to implement, then form assess along way to check on plan! #atPLC
  • aziaer Jul 13 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    A3: Pre-assessments and formative assessments for determining small groups #atplc
  • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    My same reply! Know your Ss! #atplc
    In reply to @prettyprektchr
  • Albertabooth Jul 13 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    #atplc Yes! Often we forget to differentiate for those who need extension or deepening of the concept learned.
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:17 PM EDT
    Hi All, I am seeing great responses on my phone, but they are not coming up on the chat. Don't forget to include the hashtag #atPLC
  • MaryannePearce3 Jul 13 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    #atPLC We should allow them to demonstrate their knowledge and ability in a variety of ways
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    I think we often only think about readiness. We need to include their learning profiles and interests for well rounded learning #atPLC
  • Kingfischer82 Jul 13 @ 9:18 PM EDT
    Differentiation is making class assignments accessible to various students, from ELLs, Special Ed, GATE, but the grading is the same. #atPLC
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    To keep the conversation moving...#atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:19 PM EDT
    Hi Martha. Glad you checked in. #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    Knowing your students as learners is the absolute key to effectively meeting their learning needs and designing differentiation. #atplc
  • TeacherKaizen Jul 13 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    #atplc ? What strategies can be used for a class that has a huge range; IEP needs to gifted.
  • AssignmentHelpN Jul 13 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    7 Productive Activities to Make the Best use of Summer Vacations https://t.co/7IWgJiMM2a #RLchat #saskedchat #SciStuChat #atplc
  • Albertabooth Jul 13 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    #atPLC and often our students have great insights and suggestions about those ways #metacognition
    In reply to @MaryannePearce3
  • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:20 PM EDT
    Building relationships with Ss can really assist with id of strong diff strategies! #atplc
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:21 PM EDT
    One earlier response was that students learn differently so we owe it to them . I strongly agree. It's a matter of equity #atPLC
  • Albertabooth Jul 13 @ 9:21 PM EDT
    A4 first and foremost is the gift of time. Sit with them, speak with them and most of all LISTEN to them #atPLC
  • HardestyMath Jul 13 @ 9:22 PM EDT
    A4 Use learner profile index with students...talk to them...get to know them! #atplc
  • MaryannePearce3 Jul 13 @ 9:22 PM EDT
    #atPLC do some baseline data collecting at the start of the year. Readability scales assess writing skills.
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:22 PM EDT
    Give scaffolded examples. Provide options of support #atplc
    • TeacherKaizen Jul 13 @ 9:20 PM EDT
      #atplc ? What strategies can be used for a class that has a huge range; IEP needs to gifted.
  • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:22 PM EDT
    A4 I love using S surveys to hear their voice in what they need-also builds self-advocacy skills! #atPLC
  • prettyprektchr Jul 13 @ 9:22 PM EDT
    Feedback is a great way to get to know student in order to differentiate. Telling what they know can be as helpful as the showing... #atplc
  • MaryannePearce3 Jul 13 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    Excellent idea #atplc
    In reply to @lrfurlow
  • Albertabooth Jul 13 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    A4 I think sometimes we confuse assessments with getting to know Ss as learners. Sometimes that's just DRIP #atPLC
  • koselak37 Jul 13 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    All the more reason for networked improvement communities and PLCs: https://t.co/MX9oaBRbMc @CarnegieFdn #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    I have some assessment surveys on my website if you are interested www.e2c2.ocm #atPLC
  • brunomorales013 Jul 13 @ 9:23 PM EDT
    Hi, my name is Bruno Morales, I work with Newport News Public Schools in Virginia, I am an ESL Instructional Specialist #atPLC
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:24 PM EDT
    Realized I have forgotten some hashtags on my responses as well. So sorry. I'll do better. #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:25 PM EDT
    I think it depends on the assessment - what are we assessing and do we assess what we intend? #atplc
    • Albertabooth Jul 13 @ 9:23 PM EDT
      A4 I think sometimes we confuse assessments with getting to know Ss as learners. Sometimes that's just DRIP #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:25 PM EDT
    Hi Bruno. Glad you joined us. #atplc
    • brunomorales013 Jul 13 @ 9:23 PM EDT
      Hi, my name is Bruno Morales, I work with Newport News Public Schools in Virginia, I am an ESL Instructional Specialist #atPLC
      In reply to @DocNanci
  • prettyprektchr Jul 13 @ 9:25 PM EDT
    A4 In pre-k we do baseline writing samples and work from there. It is such a wide range of students. I have to differentiate!#atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:26 PM EDT
    Going deeper now... #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:26 PM EDT
    #atPLC
    • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:22 PM EDT
      I almost always use small group instruction or learning stations. Lots of readiness supports like hint envelopes.
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:27 PM EDT
    How do we really do this? #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:27 PM EDT
    With primary students a lot of choice and readiness differentiation is the key. They need lots of experiences- loose differentiation #atplc
    • prettyprektchr Jul 13 @ 9:25 PM EDT
      A4 In pre-k we do baseline writing samples and work from there. It is such a wide range of students. I have to differentiate!#atplc
  • MaryannePearce3 Jul 13 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    #atPLC A5 change the length of an assignment, reduce choices, allow for a different text to be read, scaffold math problems
  • HardestyMath Jul 13 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    A5 Placing students into small groups based on their learning needs and having time with them to incorporate observation #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:28 PM EDT
    We shouldn't. Research shows it does not work. Heterogeneous Classroom benefit all #atPLC
    • TeacherKaizen Jul 13 @ 9:23 PM EDT
      If equity is a priority, why do we still track students? To make differentiation easier?
      In reply to @DocNanci
  • Albertabooth Jul 13 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    #atplc Yup and what interventions will the assessments lead towards. Without intervention, assessments run the risk of being DRIP πŸ˜„
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:29 PM EDT
    Don't forget to hashtag! I am seeing great stuff but it is coming only to me. #atPLC
  • prettyprektchr Jul 13 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    A5 I love conferencing as a tool for differentiation. Giving feedback allows me to individually devise a plan to help them suceed. #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    Think about flexibly grouping. Set groups is the antithesis of DI #atPLC
  • TeacherKaizen Jul 13 @ 9:30 PM EDT
    #atPLC Love, love your answer and I shall quote you if that's okay.
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    I try to look at assignments by time required and not by number or quantity. All students work equally hard. #atplc
    • MaryannePearce3 Jul 13 @ 9:28 PM EDT
      #atPLC A5 change the length of an assignment, reduce choices, allow for a different text to be read, scaffold math problems
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    Please do! #atplc
    • TeacherKaizen Jul 13 @ 9:30 PM EDT
      #atPLC Love, love your answer and I shall quote you if that's okay.
      In reply to @DocNanci
  • brunomorales013 Jul 13 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    Working with ESL, I give students options on how they're assessed at different levels: projects, essays, presentations and the like #atPLC
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • MaryannePearce3 Jul 13 @ 9:31 PM EDT
    Agreed. #atplc
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:32 PM EDT
    Absolutely! Conferencing let's me see their thinking in a way. Sometimes harder at secondary levels with 150 kids a day. #atplc
    • prettyprektchr Jul 13 @ 9:30 PM EDT
      A5 I love conferencing as a tool for differentiation. Giving feedback allows me to individually devise a plan to help them suceed. #atplc
  • TeacherKaizen Jul 13 @ 9:32 PM EDT
    #atplc Robin, would you schedule conferencing w/middle schoolers?
    In reply to @prettyprektchr
  • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:32 PM EDT
    A5 Visual supports & Mnemonic Devices are my fave! (Find myself still using ones I've learned over the years!) #atPLC
  • prettyprektchr Jul 13 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    A5 I also use differentiation in small groups.Not all of the students are on the same level.it takes planning but everyone succeeds #atplc
  • freshfromthe4th Jul 13 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    a5 guided groups #atPLC
  • Albertabooth Jul 13 @ 9:33 PM EDT
    I don't want to generalize but I like to incorporate kinesthesis into learning and I find the boys choose it #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    And another question.... #atplc
  • RemineJill Jul 13 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    Hello all. Joining into the discussion late. First time on Twitter! I like what I am reading here #atplc #edt5335
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    Fantastic. Options to show what they really know ESL need ways to show they know & understand that's not restricted by language #atplc
    • brunomorales013 Jul 13 @ 9:31 PM EDT
      Working with ESL, I give students options on how they're assessed at different levels: projects, essays, presentations and the like #atPLC
      In reply to @DocNanci
  • freshfromthe4th Jul 13 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    Analyzing BOY test scores, having genuine conversations with Ss and their parents. #atPLC
  • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    Had great discussions just this week @ TCASE conf on improving quest to support diff! #atplc!
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    Yes! Very true. Boys tend to like competition and action, girls collaboration. Part of generalized learning profiles #atplc
    • Albertabooth Jul 13 @ 9:33 PM EDT
      I don't want to generalize but I like to incorporate kinesthesis into learning and I find the boys choose it #atPLC
  • Kingfischer82 Jul 13 @ 9:34 PM EDT
    Lessons plans modified, different language preferences...#atPLC
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    The most important key to differentiation is to teach up and not lose content in lieu of an activity. #atplc
  • MaryannePearce3 Jul 13 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    #atPLC A6 we need to be clear about the goal/outcome. And we need to understand that the end product might look for each student.
  • HardestyMath Jul 13 @ 9:35 PM EDT
    Assigning meaningful and engaging tasks leads to time we'll spent! #atplc
  • freshfromthe4th Jul 13 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    A3 differentiation should look like personalized learning in all types of learning environments #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    Especially at MS. Takes longer & may be shorter conference to talk with all students. #atplc
    • TeacherKaizen Jul 13 @ 9:32 PM EDT
      #atplc Robin, would you schedule conferencing w/middle schoolers?
      In reply to @prettyprektchr
  • Kingfischer82 Jul 13 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    I definitely agree. #atPLC
    In reply to @MaryannePearce3
  • RemineJill Jul 13 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    A6 As someone said, it is about quality, not quantity! #atplc #edt5335
  • prettyprektchr Jul 13 @ 9:36 PM EDT
    A6 Quick checks for understanding. #atplc
  • MasekoVJ Jul 13 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    Am based in S/A and my research will seek to compare #PLC implementation in the country and overseas. I therefore need collaborators #atplc
  • brunomorales013 Jul 13 @ 9:37 PM EDT
    By using rubrics with a focus on what you expect them to be able to demenstrate, regardless of the avenue your using for assessing #atplc
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    Differentiation looks at the individual but isnt individualized. I need to know the best learning design or task then group like kids #atplc
    • freshfromthe4th Jul 13 @ 9:36 PM EDT
      A3 differentiation should look like personalized learning in all types of learning environments #atPLC
  • Albertabooth Jul 13 @ 9:38 PM EDT
    #atplc
    • Albertabooth Jul 13 @ 9:38 PM EDT
      A6 if you know the essential learning outcomes and track them in lessons and assessment...I think you'd be golden πŸŽ‚
      In reply to @DocNanci
  • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    A6 beginning with what you can ADD (visuals, flowcharts, TTS) vs what to take away (less choice, short passage) can keep rigor high #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    YES! How kids get the learning is less important than getting the learning. Can't be done without clarity of curriculum #atplc
    • MaryannePearce3 Jul 13 @ 9:35 PM EDT
      #atPLC A6 we need to be clear about the goal/outcome. And we need to understand that the end product might look for each student.
  • RemineJill Jul 13 @ 9:39 PM EDT
    #atplc #edt5335 Middle schoolers love to have one-on-one attention where they can talk more freely about any questions or struggles.
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    Another ? coming up. #atplc
  • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    Excellent point! #atplc
    In reply to @brunomorales013, @DocNanci
  • freshfromthe4th Jul 13 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    A2 that every Ss must be doing something completely different from everyone else #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:40 PM EDT
    Fascinating. I'd love to help however I can. #atplc
    • MasekoVJ Jul 13 @ 9:37 PM EDT
      Am based in S/A and my research will seek to compare #PLC implementation in the country and overseas. I therefore need collaborators #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    But this IS hard... #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    Don't forget to have students self-assess and set learning goals. They can do this from a very young age! #atplc
    • brunomorales013 Jul 13 @ 9:37 PM EDT
      By using rubrics with a focus on what you expect them to be able to demenstrate, regardless of the avenue your using for assessing #atplc
      In reply to @DocNanci
  • freshfromthe4th Jul 13 @ 9:41 PM EDT
    a2 that differentiation is the same thing as modification is a common misconception #atPLC
  • RemineJill Jul 13 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    A7 The various levels that may need to be met. #atplc #edt5335
  • prettyprektchr Jul 13 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    We also have student led conferences in NNPS. Even in Pre-k students can show what they know. #atplc
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • HardestyMath Jul 13 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    Finding the right fit for each and every student! #atplc
  • RemineJill Jul 13 @ 9:42 PM EDT
    A7 Also making sure that content is not lost. #atplc #edt5335
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    Perhaps for individualized projects and research. Look for commonalities in learners to give same tasks to variousf kids. #atplc
    • freshfromthe4th Jul 13 @ 9:40 PM EDT
      A2 that every Ss must be doing something completely different from everyone else #atPLC
  • Albertabooth Jul 13 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    A7 I think sometimes we freeze at what seems daunting. No harm in learning by doingπŸ˜„ Especially via the tenets of PLC #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    OH YES!! #atplc
    • freshfromthe4th Jul 13 @ 9:41 PM EDT
      a2 that differentiation is the same thing as modification is a common misconception #atPLC
  • brunomorales013 Jul 13 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    Knowing when it's the right time to push students to the next level of rigor #atplc
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • MaryannePearce3 Jul 13 @ 9:43 PM EDT
    #atPLC A7 discussing it with fellow educators!
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:44 PM EDT
    Look for bands of readiness - High to mid high, mid-high to middle, mid - mid low, mid-low to low. Easier to address. #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    This is most essential. DI doesn't matter and won't work if it doesn't address rigorous content and teach up. #atplc
  • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    A7 mindset & planning time-however, the more you do it the better both improve! #atplc
  • TeacherKaizen Jul 13 @ 9:45 PM EDT
    #atplc TIME- the greatest challenge; SEL needs etc; I love MS & know differ. is essential. What's planned gets lost...
  • Albertabooth Jul 13 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    A7 I admire Ts that have the courage to be vulnerable and ask for help and want to learn. #professionals #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    I quit using the "d" word. Now address student learning differences instead. That we can talk about! #atplc
  • freshfromthe4th Jul 13 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    A6 I always start a bit higher than I feel the student may be to see if they can rise to the occasion-if not, I modify my instruction #atPLC
  • RemineJill Jul 13 @ 9:46 PM EDT
    Definitely easier to do that! Great way to think of it! #atplc #edt5335
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    Coming to the end of our chat. #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:47 PM EDT
    Always right to push with support. We don't push enough so our kids don't take risks and grow. #atplc
    • brunomorales013 Jul 13 @ 9:43 PM EDT
      Knowing when it's the right time to push students to the next level of rigor #atplc
      In reply to @DocNanci
  • Kingfischer82 Jul 13 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    Coming up with different rubrics, making sure to be on track and on task with making the lessons up to par with students #atPLC
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • RemineJill Jul 13 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    I COMPLETELY AGREE! I am always asking questions! It is the best way to learn. #atplc #edt5335
    In reply to @Albertabooth
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:48 PM EDT
    Part of the issue is not having stuff. Start slow but start. Activities and ideas grow over time and suddenly you are doing it! #atplc
    • TeacherKaizen Jul 13 @ 9:45 PM EDT
      #atplc TIME- the greatest challenge; SEL needs etc; I love MS & know differ. is essential. What's planned gets lost...
  • MaryannePearce3 Jul 13 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    Great article from NPR My Son Is In Special Education And I Want Him To Be Challenged https://t.co/700DHnWs3Q #atplc
    In reply to @brunomorales013, @DocNanci
  • annembennett Jul 13 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    A7 time :-) #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:49 PM EDT
    YES! Teach up. #atplc
    • freshfromthe4th Jul 13 @ 9:46 PM EDT
      A6 I always start a bit higher than I feel the student may be to see if they can rise to the occasion-if not, I modify my instruction #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    I've asked questions. How about yours? #atplc
  • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    Great read! πŸ’™ #atplc
    In reply to @MaryannePearce3, @brunomorales013, @DocNanci
  • freshfromthe4th Jul 13 @ 9:50 PM EDT
    A7 my biggest challenge is time- finding the time to give each Ss the very best I personal learning experience I can give them #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    Thank you for sharing! #atplc
  • prettyprektchr Jul 13 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    A7 Time and dedication #atplc
  • TeacherKaizen Jul 13 @ 9:51 PM EDT
    #atplc Best resources for non-tracking DI; hate labels
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    Carol Tomlinson is the ultimate guru. Anything by her. Do you want research or how to or what? I have 4 books... #atplc
  • Albertabooth Jul 13 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    A8 What DI strategies work best in high school and how do HS teachers reflect the research in their instruction? #atPLC
  • Kingfischer82 Jul 13 @ 9:53 PM EDT
    Does anyone have good experience in differentiating lessons better? #atPLC
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • brunomorales013 Jul 13 @ 9:54 PM EDT
    How do we decide when rigor is too much and discouraging vs the student just needs to work harder? #atplc
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • freshfromthe4th Jul 13 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    A6 I try not to lose the content/rigor by making sure students are well aware of the essential skill we are trying to master, rubrics #atPLC
  • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    Great question! #atplc
    In reply to @Albertabooth
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    Can I ask what content area? That helps me give resources. Tiered lessons, think dots, RAFT & Sternberg Triarchic are my HS gotos. #atplc
    • Albertabooth Jul 13 @ 9:53 PM EDT
      A8 What DI strategies work best in high school and how do HS teachers reflect the research in their instruction? #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:55 PM EDT
    It's honestly my life work. How can I help? #atplc
    • Kingfischer82 Jul 13 @ 9:53 PM EDT
      Does anyone have good experience in differentiating lessons better? #atPLC
      In reply to @DocNanci
  • TeacherKaizen Jul 13 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    #atplc Support research for detracting while still providing DI; glad I came, will look at your books!
    In reply to @DocNanci
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    Don't forget building understanding along with skill and knowledge!! #atplc
    • freshfromthe4th Jul 13 @ 9:55 PM EDT
      A6 I try not to lose the content/rigor by making sure students are well aware of the essential skill we are trying to master, rubrics #atPLC
  • freshfromthe4th Jul 13 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    Thank you for the great chat. Happy I strumbled across it. Lots of fantastic input #atPLC
  • prettyprektchr Jul 13 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    I don't have any questions. Thank you! #atplc
  • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:56 PM EDT
    I have pulled further guidance from "Adapting Unstoppable Learning" this year! Great read, tools, framework! #atplc
    In reply to @Kingfischer82, @DocNanci
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    Glad you were here. #atplc
    • freshfromthe4th Jul 13 @ 9:56 PM EDT
      Thank you for the great chat. Happy I strumbled across it. Lots of fantastic input #atPLC
  • HardestyMath Jul 13 @ 9:57 PM EDT
    Thank you for the conversation tonight! #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    And a colleague and I wrote the Handbook for Unstoppable Learning. Downloads, tons of examples and templates #atplc
    • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:56 PM EDT
      I have pulled further guidance from "Adapting Unstoppable Learning" this year! Great read, tools, framework! #atplc
      In reply to @Kingfischer82, @DocNanci
  • TeacherKaizen Jul 13 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    #atplc Domo Arigato!
  • RemineJill Jul 13 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    Great Chat! #atplc #edt5335
  • MaryannePearce3 Jul 13 @ 9:58 PM EDT
    #atPLC Thanks this was fun and informative!
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:59 PM EDT
    Lots of examples, templates, and "how to" https://t.co/K9qaq6Z77V #atplc
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:59 PM EDT
    Stay tuned for resources. I'll go back through tweets and add more. #atPLC
  • lrfurlow Jul 13 @ 9:59 PM EDT
    Great chat! Thanks @DocNanci for facilitating & all of the discussion! #atPLC
  • DocNanci Jul 13 @ 9:59 PM EDT
    I spent 9 weeks in Japan. I love your country. #atplc