#52: Differentiate instruction
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If someone were to ask me what the single most important skill in teaching children would be, I would say it is the ability to differentiate instruction and assessment. This means, authentically getting to know each child, and tailoring your instruction and assessment to fit their optimal learning style. How does one teacher figure out each and every multi-dimensional child in their class, assess them accurately and instruct them according to their unique needs? This is the art, science and professional craft of educators and it’s an on-going challenge.