Being a teacher for 23 years and a Masters degree in Pedagogy, I have been able to experience different teaching environments and varied student populations. Using pedagogical approaches to differentiate for all students has allowed me to service my students' needs through an individualized approach.
Looking in , Looking out, and Looking further.
Conducting a needs and situational analysis in the classroom allows teachers to determine appropriate materials, methodology, strategies and current state to inform a classroom’s journey. According to Graves (2000), these tools allow teachers to gather information about students’ current situation, needs and preferences, interpreting the information, and then informing classroom decisions based on the interpretations in order to meet the needs. This will allow teachers to differentiate based on learners’ abilities, needs, and purposes for learning. These tools will be presented to use and apply according to different classrooms.