When we create tasks designed to meet the needs of our most obviously talented students, we make it possible for other students to rise up as well. This, except using basketball as a metaphor.
All AboutFloors And Ceilings
To me, the ultimate goal in crafting a differentiated task is something that: Scales easily, whether for students who struggle with the content or those who are experts. (Read low floor, high ceiling for more explanation) Requires little teacher prep (of course). Works across many grade-levels and content areas. Students do lots of thinking (and […]
When you’re planning a task that for a wide range of students, the terms “floor” and “ceiling” are easy shortcuts to increase the range of success for all kids.