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Teaching Up

Read the Tomlinson& Javius (2012) article Teach Up for Excellence. In this article, the authors assert, "Virtually all students would benefit from the kind of curriculum and instruction we have often reserved for advanced learners—that is, curriculum and instruction designed to engage students, with a focus on meaning making, problem solving, logical thinking, and transfer of learning" (Tomlinson & Javius, 2012, p. 29).

Based on the readings, your experience, and your personal insights, what does it mean to teach "up"? What are your personal insights on the quote above—do you agree or disagree? Why? Discuss specific ways you could use two of the principles discussed in the article to differentiate instruction and teach in a way that stimulates and stretches ALL students.

Briefly answer ALL questions adformentioned. Discussion should be anywhere from 300 to 500 words.

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Based on the readings, your experience, and your personal insights, what does it mean to teach "up"?

The meaning of teach up from my personal experience is the performance task and the analytics of the topic. Most students take one task or the other. The analytics includes the pair. For instance, a student is to describe five or more characteristic of a specific technique. In general or regular academic settings, the student would simply recall the language memorized as characteristic, in turn receive a corresponding letter grade.

On the other hand, the same task in teach up would require student to describe the five or more characteristics of a specific technique means to support the five ...

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The following posting discusses what it means to "teach up" and teach in a way that stimulates and stretches all students.

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