Differentiation – Skills Strips



Differentiation. One of the most important things in every classroom, but sometimesthe hardestto manage. Especially in Design Technology when groups aren’t setted!

Differentiation is one of my NQT targets this year, and since September, I have worked on various resources for different types of pupils. One of which, I call ‘Skills Strips’.

I started my research by looking at low achieving boys in my classroom. I asked a selection of boys some questions to find out why they thought that they were struggling. Most of the boys had high OPT grades, but theirGraphic Design book workwas sometimes messy, incomplete or of a very low standard.

One of the things that all of the boys mentioned, was that they couldn’t remember the instructions that the teacher had given them after the tasks were set (Even though they were listening). They also said that they needed visual examples of tasks that they…

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