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    School culture and differentiation

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    How does differentiated instruction reflect the attitudes and values of a school of a classroom. What is the impact of culture in implementing change?Please provide an example of and experience where school culture had a postive or negative effect in implementing change. What are some benefits of professional learning communities for sutdents and adults in a early care environment?

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    The shared culture of a school refers to the values (or lack thereof) among the people who work there. Differentiated instruction in a school setting reflects a culture of putting the student first, and making what adjustments to standard instruction that are necessary in order to facilitate learning in each and every learner. It reflects a culture of putting the learner's needs ahead of teacher's personal convenience, since differentiating instruction for the benefit of individual learners takes additional time and effort from the teacher. It also requires a sensitivity and care for the students that some teachers may not be willing to expend, given that such effort goes unrewarded, at least in tangible ways.

    This culture of care and concern for the learner is not as common as would appear at first glance in most school culture situations. When this "teacher care" for the needs of the learner is weak, or absent, making significant changes in instruction that benefit the learners the school is supposed to serve becomes very problematic. Teachers ...

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    Discussion of how a culture of differentiated instruction impacts the culture of the school, and problems that are related to estaqblishing such a culture. Benefits of professional learning communities to a school and its teachers and students.

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