Reading Stevick 4 of 10

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A bit later in the book, I’ve found an interesting explanation of how we can deal with mixed abilities and mixed reactions of a group of students. If some are eager for more variety, others are still enjoying an activity, and yet others are feeling lost and need more practice, the trick is to keep the content of the activity, but change the technique: so the ones who are ready to move ahead will feel that they are moving ahead, yet the others won’t be overloaded. And the best part: if you can learn enough ways to vary the technique, “all of these variations will not merely add to one another – they will actually multiply one another”.

What better incentive to never stop reading about new tricks of the trade? 🙂

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