Grand Canyon University Clinical Field Experience Differentiation Discussion
Successful teachers chose their instructional strategies that can be differentiated to support individual student needs.
Allocate at least 5 hours in the field to support this field experience.
With your mentor’s permission, teach the lesson you developed in Topic 5 to a small group or the whole class. Following the delivery of your lesson, seek feedback from your mentor on its strengths and opportunities for growth.
Use any remaining field experience hours to assist the mentor teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.
Write a 250-500 word reflection on the lesson you taught and the feedback you received. Include the following:
- Identify strengths and weaknesses: What went better than expected? What difficulties were encountered? What changes did you make during instruction and why?
- What differentiation strategies did you use and were they effective?
- What technology did you utilize? What could be done to ensure the technology is effective in reaching all students?
- What did you learn from the feedback? How will you apply what you have learned to your future professional practice?