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The Art of Differentiation



Behaviour expert John Bayley works with two very different teachers on the benefits of peer observation and differentiation, in this coaching and mentoring video filmed at John Kelly Girls' Technology College in London.

Art AST Megan Lister is to give classroom-management tips to secondary Spanish teacher Fadhila Hernandez, advising on how to give her students more independence.

Fadhila takes great care to encourage the less able students to participate, but she points out some bright girls who are also less engaged. John suggests differentiating from the top.

Megan and Fahdila explore how grouping the able students together could enable them to embark on more challenging work.

In Megan's lesson, Fadhila sees how the pupils use a framework of success criteria to judge the skill level of their own work, giving them the confidence to work more independently.


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