Friday, July 29, 2011

Food Marketing and Classroom Differentiation

Human variability: Whether it's differentiated instruction, or food marketing, "embracing the diversity of human beings, we'll find the way to true happiness." As you watch this TED Talk, think about what Malcolm Gladwell says about the epiphany in food marketing and how this is a true epiphany for not only human behavior in general, but how it matches our ideas of best practices in education. Giving students meaningful choices that we, as teachers, construct, is different than students constructing their own choices without guidance. Choices with guidance in a differentiated classroom is an essential piece of student ownership and human development.

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