The Myth of Average

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Universal Design for Learning, differentiation, S17TLCE2
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  • QS II: Teachers establish a safe, inclusive and respectful learning environment for a diverse population of students.
    • Element C: Teachers engage students as individuals, including those with diverse needs and interests, across a range of ability levels by adapting their teaching for the benefit of all students.

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In this TEDx talk the speaker, Todd Rose of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, suggests the notion that there is no average student. His point is when we design instruction for the average student, we design for no one.

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TEDx.(2013,June 19).The Myth of Average:Todd Rose.Retrieved Feb 21, 2017,


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