Tag Archives: Responsive Teaching

Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

I think this video is a very cool real-world version of the philosophy of Differentiated Instruction. The part of DI that I really like is “Knowing the Learner” and then Engaging in “Responsive Teaching”.  On the home page of this   blog is a quotation about harnessing what already resides inside a student, which I think echoes the idea of passion in people that Ernesto Sirolli speaks of in this video.  Listening and responding. So simple.


Focus On: Can I Increase Accountability During Project Time?

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“What gets measured gets done, what gets measured and fed back gets done well, what gets rewarded gets repeated” — John E. Jones I like this quotation and I think it applies to Differentiated Instruction and the Learning Classroom because … Continue reading


Focus On: Changing a Unit — Part 1

I have decided to challenge myself and change a unit that I have taught, aside from minor improvements and variations, the same way for about (gulp) 10 years. How have I taught this unit in the past? In the past, … Continue reading