When we're placed in the position of being a learner in a high-stakes moment, we discover our own biases toward how information is delivered. But what if we didn’t have to choose one way? What if options prevailed?
When these three welcome mat guidelines are in action, all students know that they will be able to connect to the lesson, access information, and show what they know.
My work in the area of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) brings me into many conversations about differentiation. While some educators try to understand the difference, others see the two ideas as the same.
UDL provides a way for us to closely investigate the design of our environment and lessons so all students are active participants in learning.