Dr. Jane Bluestein shares examples of how different students learn academic content and progress through the curriculum at different rates and in different ways, offering concrete strategies to start with the student and raising the hurdles to move everyone forward.
- Consider the relationship between academic success (including the perceived access to academic success), dignity and safety, and student behavior.
- Recognize the critical importance of discovering what students already know and understand, and starting instruction from where they are.
- Explore examples of practical ways to accommodate students' academic needs and experiences, focusing on progress (and a different version of "fairness") to build success.
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