Is differentiation always negative? What are the positives? I am getting a bit disheartened by differentiating in my lesson and instead to promote equality I am using more outcome based differentiating which everyone says is the easy way out. I sometimes use task based but that signals more difference and even the HA in my primary class are asking after the easier task because it is seemingly less work. Maybe I am just being cynical but differentuation although essential in most people's eyes merely concentrates on highlighting certain peoples weaknesses. I like pupils' self -concept and am a firm believe in a teacher's role in developing that rather than showing children to be inept.