Managing A Differentiated Classroom Discussion

Differentiated instruction will require students doing different things at one time. In order to effectively differentiate your instruction, the classroom must be orderly and flexible. This means that students are aware of your expectations and structure, but they have the freedom to work according to their individual learning needs.

Take a moment to review the following video on a third grade teacher differentiating her instruction for a science lesson: Content Differentiation in 3rd Grade Science (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (

After reviewing the video, answer the following questions:

How does this teacher lead students and effectively manage her classroom? In what ways was her instruction differentiated? Be specific.
On page 168, decide which of the four classroom environments this teacher exhibits based on teacher management beliefs and styles (dysfunctional, adequate, orderly-restrictive, or orderly-flexible). Provide a rationale for your opinion with evidence from the text.
How does this teacher adhere to and implement the seven basic principles of leading students? Give examples to support your opinion.

Be sure to utilize the text to support your assertions.