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How to differentiate for twice-exceptional students? There are a number of answers to this question, but one’s first response is likely it depends.
More specifically, it depends which 2e student you are working with. So rather than considering specific strategies, consider your entire mindset about differentiation: How are you differentiating instruction for your 2e students? Do you feel that differentiation is for strengths or weaknesses? Do you differentiate “up” or “down?” Ideally, 2e educators should differentiate both “directions,” what we call dual differentiation. This is not a simple task. In order to explore this complexity, naturalist that I am, I often like to reflect on the peregrine falcon.
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