I'm a student teacher and I'm shortly to begin my final block placement. One of the targets that came from my last placement was to focus more on differentiation, and I was wondered how teachers approached this in terms of the lesson objectives. I've had conflicting information on this - some people have suggested setting whole class objectives, other plans I've seen have had completely different objectives for different groups. Our course leader suggested another approach - which was also mentioned on teachers TV - is to use 'all pupils, some pupils, most pupils'. For example, to get myself into the swing of things, I've been producing a theoretical lesson plan - not for any actual class, though I've assumed a variety of differing ability levels, and my objectives so far are: ALL: To be able to count up to at least twenty objects. MOST: To be able to group objects into twos and count back and forth in twos, and fives. SOME: To be able to use grouping to count up to a hundred in jumps of five or ten. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Granted, this is plan for an imaginary class since I haven't started the placement yet. Should I be taking this approach when it comes to differentiation, or am I barking up the wrong tree? Does anyone have any advice? I know the teacher I was with at one of my previous placements was critcised for coming up with lessons that were essentially three lessons in one.