This lesson describes how to use strategies to adjust task difficulty for the whole class, as part of instructional planning, as well as for individual students who may struggle to use expected behavior when encountering work that may be too difficult, not interesting, or seem overwhelming.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and plan strategies to adjust the task difficulty in common classroom scenarios

Reflective Question:

  • Why is it important to consider task difficulty when planning for encouraging expected behavior?

Defining Terms

Equity – fairness; providing students what they need to be successful by taking into consideration each individual’s strengths and needs 

Input Mode – How material is presented to students

Response Mode – How students engage with a task to demonstrate their learning