So I have one or two students who are designated to be on a "modified" diploma meaning that they don't have to meet all of the same standards at the regular ed students. However all the case manager said to us teachers was "So-and-so students are on modified diplomas, so be creative!" What the heck does that mean? I've never really had to modify before because in the past students on such tracks were in special classes. I give work that sometimes frustrates these students or they get frustrated with peer relations. Any ideas on exactly what modifying instruction means (as a newbie who has never done it before)? Do I grade easier? Not require all of the work (I've done this with one of the students and immediately the other students around them were asking if they could do the same...), etc?