"The most ESOL-specific training session we've ever had on differentiation: of all the differentiation training we have done, this was the most productive and enjoyable." - Paul Dobson, ESOL Head of School, Bromley College.
A selection of lecturers' feedback from Dan's sessions:
"A brilliant mixture of activities which gave me practical ideas both in diagnosing differentiation needs and in helping to meet them."
"EXTREMELY useful because the session itself was differentiated and interactive, with practical materials and ideas to take into my lessons."
"Training on differentiation aimed specifically at ESOL teachers: it's nice to come away with something which can be put straight into practice."
"Tackled the difficult question of differentiation and gave me a better feel for some challenges that learners may have by putting me in their shoes."
"We were given ideas about actual tasks to use to differentiate in our lessons, rather than merely explanation on why it is needed. A great session, thank you!"
"The session gave fresh ideas to an area (differentiation) which is traditionally dry and rather uninspiring."
"Very practical ideas for short-of-time teachers to ACTUALLY differentiate rather than just be seen to be doing so."
"It made me empathise with the learners I teach, and showed me how to adapt a lesson to make everyone feel included."
"Extremely useful session - lots to think about and use in the classroom. Very hands on and practical."
"Some useful ideas for differentiation but most importantly it put me in the position of a learner and allowed me to feel their insecurities and difficulties in a secure setting: extremely helpful all round."
"Fresh ideas and perspectives regarding differentiation and some simple, easy to prepare techniques that benefit both staff and students."
"Useful materials and ideas to incorporate into future lessons. It also reminded me of how the learners feel."
"A very enjoyable session. Materials can be adapted and used in different ways at different levels. Fresh ideas, and thanks for giving me simple (no extra work) ways to differentiate."
"The session made me see differentiation needs from the student's viewpoint (without feeling too threatened). It gave me practical tools I can use in the classroom."
"The session gave some easy to produce ideas on how to differentiate materials for use in the classroom. Thank you - very enjoyable!"
"Resources and ideas I can actually use in the classroom - without too much preparation."
"It was stimulating and put a new slant on differentiation."
"Very useful because there were things I did that were simplified."
"The session gave me a lot of ideas to use for higher and lower levels."
"Some great ideas/materials for differentiation."
"It gave me a renewed interest in how to tackle differentiation in the classroom."
"Some great ideas/worksheets. More sessions like this one please!
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