Teaching Up. Read the Tomlinson& Javius (2012) article Teach Up for Excellence. In this article, the authors assert, “Virtually all students would benefit from the kind of curriculum and instruction we have often reserved for advanced learners—that is, curriculum and instruction designed to engage students, with a focus on meaning making, problem solving, logical thinking, and transfer of learning” (Tomlinson & Javius, 2012, p. 29).
Based on the readings, your experience, and your personal insights, what does it mean to teach “up”? What are your personal insights on the quote above—do you agree or disagree? Why? Discuss specific ways you could use two of the principles discussed in the article to differentiate instruction and teach in a way that stimulates and stretches ALL students.