Changing HOW the student practices or makes sense of ideas.

Key Elements:

  • Create activities that encourage critical and creative thinking at their level of readiness.
  • Teach simple to advanced thinking and metacognition skills to all students.
  • Differentiate the process to reflect learning style preferences.
  • Differentiate skills by the level of complexity and abstractness of the tasks the students are given to do.


  • Differentiate through:
  • Tiered assignments
  • Simulations
  • Learning centers
  • Problem-based learning
  • Creating multiple Intelligences or learning style assignments
  • Graphic Organizers