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Is Blended Learning the Key to True Differentiation?

All students learn at a different pace, and it is important to differentiate instruction to address their individual needs. For teachers with as many as 30 diverse students in one classroom, this can be extremely difficult. 

At Oakland's Elmhurst Community Prep, one-third of students are working at grade level in reading and math, while another third are one to two years behind. The remaining third are three or four--or more--years behind. Educators are realizing that blended learning may be the answer to addressing these differences, according to EducationNext.org.

"You can't teach them by aiming for the middle and providing these little supports," said school Principal Kilian Betlach. 

"Teachers are told to sprinkle your differentiation fairy dust," he added. "With 32 students in a class and no aides, it's not possible."

EducationNext.org, however, tells readers what is possible with the help of blended learning. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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