Rachael Roberts - Planning for differentiation

In this talk, Rachael looks at the mixed ability classroom and suggests strategies for teaching learners at different levels.

About the webinar

The session will start by looking at some of the ways in which learners can differ from each other - needs, interests and abilities. We will briefly consider the term 'mixed ability' and why 'differentiation' is becoming more popular, and what exactly it means. We will then explore a range of strategies for differentiating by task, teaching method and outcome. There will be a handout with a summary of practical ideas.

About the speaker

Rachael Roberts has been an ELT teacher and teacher trainer for over 20 years, working in Egypt, Portugal, Brazil, Poland, Latvia and the UK. She has been writing ELT materials since 1998. Among other titles, she is the author of IELTS Foundation, Premium B1, the new edition of Total English Intermediate and the recently published Navigate B1+ and B2. Combining her interests in teacher training and materials development, her blog, www.ELT-resourceful.com, aims to provide advice and ideas for anyone who enjoys devising their own activities and materials, as well as how to make the most of published materials.


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