ALO versus Differentiated Teaching

Melissa Westbrook:

A thread was requested about ALOs (Advanced Learning Opportunities, the third tier of the Advanced Learning program) and differentiated teaching. Differentiated teaching is a teacher knowing his/her students’ strengths, challenges and readiness and being able to adjust teaching to the different levels in the classroom. (This doesn’t necessarily mean teaching to every single student’s level but rather knowing that there are different abilities in the classroom and trying to meet those needs.)