Once we know where students are in their learning, we can follow up with appropriately differentiated instruction. Every student deserves to learn something new, but how can we possibly manage that when we are already overwhelmed with the demands of 2020? Well, you know the old saying about how you eat an elephant - one bite at a time. Look at one thing you are planning to teach and think about how you can open up that assignment, activity, or lesson for a student who may already know it or who may learn it in a fraction of the time. Where can you take the ceiling off? Where can you add some student choice? Where can you add depth or enrichment around a topic?
Don’t forget to get feedback from your students. Sometimes asking them what they need or what they are interested in learning is the best thing you can do.