How to Teach to a Diverse Classroom of Students

Written by Tina O'Block

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When planning your lessons it is beneficial to try to include as many ofrepparttar senses and/or Gardner’s multiple intelligences (verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, kinesthetic, visual- spatial, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalist) as possible. You can do this by using a variety of activities in your plans such as songs, games, experiments, field trips, real world experiences, interviews, guest speakers, physical movement/exercise, small group activities, individual activities, partner activities, cooking/food/snacks, hands-on experiences, etc. Providing a variety of activities will enable students of all ability levels to succeed.

Not only do students have diverse learning styles but varying bio-cognitive cycles as well. Some students learn best inrepparttar 109336 morning, some inrepparttar 109337 afternoon. Therefore, having a flexible classroom schedule can provide for these differences. Also, varyingrepparttar 109338 times and types of assessments can give all students a fair chance of showing their true abilities.

When applicable, it is beneficial to give students choice in activities and assessments. This provides students opportunities to showcase their individual talents and can aide in classroom management as well. If students are constantly dictated to and not given a voice or choice they can grow resentful and “act out”. Provide a variety of classroom activities for students to choose from during structured and unstructured times, give them several projects such as posters, PowerPoint presentations, reports, interviews, videos, brochures, etc. to choose from when assessing their knowledge. Giving students choice provides them with a sense of empowerment over their learning and can aide them in deciding what learning styles and assessments work best for them, thus helping them become more responsible for their own learning.

It would be a pretty boring world if all learners wererepparttar 109339 same. Diversity makesrepparttar 109340 classroom more interesting and exciting. Teachers should honor and respectrepparttar 109341 uniqueness of each student by offering variety and choice in their classrooms. Not only will this addressrepparttar 109342 diverse needs ofrepparttar 109343 students, but it will also help them to become independent learners as well. After all, is that notrepparttar 109344 goal of education?

Tina O'Block holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She has been teaching for 13 years.

She is the author of Now I Know My ABCs and a Whole Lot More: Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers and Kindergarteners which is available at and the article, How to Help Your Child be Successful in Kindergarten ( ).

Premio Ranked In Top 10 For Integrating Technology In The Classroom for 15th Consecutive Quarter

Written by Keith Hunt

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About Premio Computer, Inc. Founded in 1989 and based in Southern California, Premio® is a full-service technology company providing hardware, software, networking and manufacturing solutions to businesses, educational institutions and government agencies throughout North and South America. Fromrepparttar beginning, Premio’s focus has been its line of built-to-order desktops, notebooks, servers and workstations. Regional operations in Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Texas and New Jersey provide local service and support for its loyal customer base. Currently ranked as a top ten computer vendor torepparttar 109335 U.S. education market, Premio is alsorepparttar 109336 maker of eSembler™ for Education, an innovative web-based application for managing student information within a K-12 environment. For more information on Premio and its products, please contactrepparttar 109337 Premio marketing department at 800-677-6477 or visit


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