Personalization vs. Differentiation

Before Starting: Read lessons on PL Definition and Models, as well as review the table below.

If you ask a teacher who "differentiates instruction" in her class, she will most often state that her class is an explosion of personalization. Or maybe something a little less poetic, but nonetheless heavy on the personalization part.

If you ask Barbara Bray and Kathleen McCluskey of Personalize Learning™, they would say she isn't personalizing.

So, which is right? Is it simply a matter of semantics, or are there distinct differences between personalization and differentiation? And, moreover, could you tell just by walking in the room?

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