, Dorothy and crew are so intimidated by the Wizard's enigmatic personality that they struggle to talk with him on equal footing.
Fear and frustration overwhelm them as they blindly accept a suicide mission to slay the Witch of the West.
In return, they each receive a treasured prize: a heart, a brain, courage, and a way home.
Ironically, they already have these gifts -- which they only discover after unveiling the man behind the curtain posing as the grumpy wizard.
They understand information best when allowed to work out the problems without classmates offering input.
Early education teachers will notice that the children prefer playing alone rather than spending time with peers.
However, these changes often won’t develop until later in life and are less common during early childhood development stages.
While many teachers express frustration over high-stakes accountability standards, they acknowledge pressure to “teach to the test,” fearing non-proficient scores, dissatisfaction from school administrators, and in smaller systems, the potential risk of embarrassment when scores are made public.Interviews with the teacher and students offer perspectives on the value of using virtual worlds in the classroom .About the video Download video The diversity of the 21st-century classroom creates numerous challenges for teachers who may not have known the same diversity themselves as students.Differentiated instruction (DI) casts a spell on educators as to how it meets all students' needs.The skillset required to differentiate seems mystical to some and incomprehensible to others in this environment of state standards and high-stakes tests. The reality is that every teacher already has the tools to differentiate in powerful ways for all learners.