Differentiated instruction (sometimes referred to as differentiated learning) involves providing students with different avenues to acquiring content; to processing, constructing, or making sense of ideas; and to developing teaching materials so that all students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in ability.
Differentiated instruction, according to Carol Ann Tomlinson (as cited by Ellis, Gable, Greg, & Rock, 2008, p. 32), is the process of “ensuring that what a student learns, how he/she learns it, and how the student demonstrates what he/she has learned is a match for that student’s readiness level, interests, and preferred mode of learning”. Differentiation stems from beliefs about differences among learners, how they learn, learning preferences and individual interests (Anderson, 2007). "Research indicates that many of the emotional or social difficulties gifted students experience disappear when their educational climates are adapted to their level and pace of learning."Differentiation in education can also include how a student shows that they have mastery of a concept. This could be through a research paper, role play, podcast, diagram, poster, etc. The key is finding how your students learn and displays their learning that meets their specific needs.
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Differentiated Instruction;Mark Walker-
Differentiated Instruction Towards Academic Standards-
Differentiated Instruction;NEA IDEA Resource Cadre-
Mapping a Route Toward Differentiated Instruction;Carol Ann Tomlinson-
Differentiated Instruction;Teaching Content Through Flexible Grouping-
Strategies That Differentiate Instruction-
Understanding Differentiated Instruction;Dr. Lorraine Crawford-
Differentiated Instruction NCAC Effective Classroom Practices; Tracey Hall, Ph.D.,
Senior Research Scientist, NCAC-
Differentiated Instruction;Lee Rutledge-
If educators have learned anything in the last decade of school reform initiatives it is that one size does not fit all. Differentiated Instruction (DI) is an approach where teachers proactively plan varied approaches to what students need to learn, how they will learn it and how they express what they've learned.
Differentiated Instruction;How to Reach and Teach All Students by SiriNam S. Khalsa,
Differentiating instruction allows classroom teachers to provide effective instruction
to all students. Differentiating instruction is a not a single strategy or practice
but rather an approach that utilizes research-
Organized Chaos: Modeling Differentiated Instruction for Preservice Teachers; Deanna
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Differentiated instruction is matching instruction to meet the different needs of learners in a given classroom. The range of instructional need within one classroom is large. In order to accommodate these instructional needs, it is recommended that teachers plan for small group, differentiated instruction and ample student practice opportunities in the form of Reading Centers.
Differentiated Instruction is an instructional concept that maximizes learning for ALL students—regardless of skill level or background. It's based on the fact that in a typical classroom, students vary in their academic abilities, learning styles, personalities, interests, background knowledge and experiences, and levels of motivation for learning.
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interests, learning styles, abilities, and prior experiences, then teaching strategies, materials, and pace should vary accordingly.
In a single class, there will be students struggling with reading while others read at an advanced level. Some students learn best alone, while others need to talk with friends about the subject. Differentiated instruction allows teachers to plan lessons for the entire class while meeting the learning needs of each child. Here are 10 tips to make differentiated instruction succeed in your class.
In any classroom, students will have a range of abilities, needs and interests. Differentiated instruction is any instructional strategy that recognizes and supports individual differences in learning. Differentiated instruction maximizes learning by considering students’ individual and cultural learning styles, recognizing that some students will require adjusted expectations, and offering different ways for students to explore curriculum and demonstrate learning (as well as accepting that these different methods are of equal value).
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Culturally Responsive Differentiated Instructional Strategies;Metropolitan Center
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Busting Myths about Differentiated Instruction;Wormeli, Rick-
Differentiated Reading Instruction: What and How;Julie W. Ankrum, PhD, Rita M. Bean,
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Differentiating Instruction, Finding Manageable Ways to Meet Individual Needs;Scott
Willis and Larry Mann-
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Differentiated Instruction in the Foreign Language Classroom: Meeting the Diverse
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Differentiated Instruction: Inclusive Strategies for Standards-
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A Teacher’s Guide to Differentiating Instruction-
The Basics of Differentiated Instruction-
How to Implement Differentiated Instruction;Sylvia G. Lewis and Kelly Batts-
Differentiated Instruction in the English Classroom;Barbara King-
Differentiated Instruction and Examples of Specialized Instructional Practice;Timothy
Differentiated Instruction and RTI:The “Science” of Education;Ann Selland & Ain Walker-
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Learning and Succeeding in a Caring Environment-
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One Size Doesn’t Fit All-