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How can new and old teachers differentiate lessons effectively?

As educators we have to be up to date with the newest curriculums, news and assessments, But within each lesson and throughout a particular unit, how can teachers diffferentiate and change their lessons in order to keep students engaged?

  • May 7 2014: There is a famous say in China about education:We teach students for no more teach anymore.It means teaching just focus on guiding students to learn,motivate students to learn,not teachers learnt then delivered information to students.

    So teachers not only master subjects knowledge they want to teach,the most important to learn more about how to motivate students to learn.
    • May 9 2014: I agree with your point about how its important to learn more about "how to motivate students to learn". What are your thoughts regarding project based learning as a way to differentiate lessons and motivate students?
      • May 13 2014: I think there is no difference,they are connected...they should be one in teaching.
  • May 6 2014: Intrinsic vs Extrinsic Motivation. As teachers we have all heard about this regarding the drive which our students have. Since that motivation is a key factor to keeping students engaged, how can we differentiate our lessons by using/incorporating intrinsic and extrinsic factors?
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    • May 6 2014: Engagement is one of the key factors towards keeping students enaged. How can we do this as teachers? I beleive that changing up lesson plans and formats offers a variety to students. This way they are presented the information in a variety of ways as opposed to one way over and over during class.
      • May 7 2014: There is a famous say in China about education:We teach students for no more teach anymore.It means teaching just focus on guiding students to learn,motivate students to learn,not teachers learnt then delivered information to students.So teachers not only master subjects knowledge they want to teach,the most important to learn more about how to motivate students to learn.
  • May 5 2014: People get bored, especially young males, but don't try to make lessons fun! Rather, indulge them when they want to go off topic because at least they will be making it relevant.
  • May 4 2014: Make lessons relevant - even if you have to go off-topic to be able to say something relevant.
    • May 6 2014: Making lessons relevant is one of the best was to keep students motivated. I also agree with you in your comment about going off-topic. Each lesson must continue on its own momentum. Sometimes lessons can go off on relatable tangents and it can still be beneficial to students as long as the content is related to the learning objectives. This way the relatable tangents are keeping the students motivated but their learning objectives are also being fufilled.