ERIC Number: EJ776582
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May
Reference Count: 7
Personalizing Our Teaching: No Specific Human Being Left behind
Wilhelm, Jeffrey D.
Voices from the Middle, v14 n4 p40-41 May 2007
Recognizing the challenge of individualizing instruction, Wilhelm reminds us of some specific areas teachers must focus on: developing apprenticeship and inquiry settings in which student difference is a resource; connecting students to their reading and writing; honoring and using students' first languages; situating instruction in real or simulated contexts where learning can be applied; using a variety of assessment practices. "This is our privilege and our purpose as teachers, and it is the only path to transformative teaching and learning."
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Multicultural Education, Teaching (Occupation), Individualized Instruction, Inquiry, Reader Text Relationship, Relevance (Education), English (Second Language), Language Usage, Cultural Pluralism, Evaluation Methods
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