I believe that we are all learners with potential to exceed our own expectations. Teaching and learning through our strengths and interests enables us to realise potential. As a teacher of teachers, I aim to differentiate learning, so that those with whom I work have a chance to explore what matters to them in regards to what they learn, how they learn and evidence of their learning. Responding to interests and strengths and recognising individual and group diversity, affords access to learning by removing barriers and building connections.
This philosophy drives my practice as a teacher and researcher who is passionate about developing professional understandings about diverse learners in diverse classroom settings. I am particularly interested in how teachers can differentiate the curriculum in response to learners, and throughout my career I have explored the concept of differentiation through the eyes of gifted and talented learners.
Contact: Associate Professor Tracy Riley, Institute of Education, Massey University