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Compare traditional and differentiated classrooms.

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In a traditional classroom, certain standards are developed by the state and country which must be met. Many schools today rely on federal funding to continue their programs. In a traditional classroom, many grouping plans exist such as whole class, small heterogenous or homogenous groups, and partners. The most common grouping plan is whole class though it may not be the most effective. In addition, teacher methods vary in a traditional classroom such as direct instruction, guided discovery, and interactive learning. A good article to read is Preparing Novice ...

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In a traditional classroom, certain standards are developed by the state and country which must be met. Many schools today rely on federal funding to continue their programs. In a traditional classroom, many grouping plans exist such as whole class, small heterogenous or homogenous groups, and partners. The most common grouping plan is whole class though it may not be the most effective. In addition, teacher methods vary in a traditional classroom such as direct instruction, guided discovery, and interactive learning.

A differentiated classroom is different. There are several different models of differentiated classrooms. Some are differentiated by gender, by ELL learners, special needs or even gifted/talented students. One potentially helpful article is, A Comparison of the Instructional Context for Students with Behavioral Issues Enrolled in Self-Contained and General Education Classrooms

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