The amazing thing to me about the one-room schoolhouse is that there was only one teacher in the room teaching multiple grade levels and multiple skill levels, all at the same time. Does this sound familiar? Today we call it differentiating instruction.
Why are America's high school student so dramatically and devastatingly unprepared to succeed at the highest levels of scholastic achievement? The answer is simple: differentiation.
Time and again, the case is made for more technology (computer-based) in the classroom. But there are a few limitations to the reliance on computer-based technology as the solution to our classroom problems.