This is also referred to as "individualized" or "customized" instruction. The curriculum offers several different learning experiences within one lesson to meet students' varied needs or learning styles. For example, different teaching methods for students with learning disabilities.
Varying teaching methods to meet different learning needs of students based on learning styles, learning levels and interests as opposed to using a textbook with all students on the same page as the same time.
strategies designed to adapt instruction in the general education classroom for students with variant learning needs.
a process in which the teacher provides learning activities which vary from student to student based on the individual learning needs of the student (interests, prior knowledge, skills, abilities, needs, etc.) and which helps all learners to grow as much as they can.
instructional strategies used to meet the needs of students with mixed abilities in the regular classroom
an approach that maximizes a student's learning potential by offering him intentional and varied learning challenges based on his academic needs (Click here to go to our page about Differentiated Instruction )
is action in the classroom designed to effectively meet specific needs of diverse learners.
According to the Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), differentiated instruction is to recognize students' varying background knowledge, readiness, language, preferences in learning and interests, and to react responsively. The intent of differentiating instruction is to maximize each student's growth and individual success by meeting each student where she/he is and assisting in the learning process.
An approach to teaching that involves content, activities, and products developed in response to varying learner needs. It targets instruction using a variety of strategies such as: tiered assignments, learning centers, contracts, compacting, independent study, and learning buddies. A variety of student groupings may be used including learning in pairs, triads, quads, student-selected groups, teacher-selected groups, random groups, and as a whole class.
a form of instruction that seeks to maximize each learner's growth by offering several different learning experiences in response to learners' varied needs. Learning activities and materials may be varied by difficulty to challenge learners at different readiness levels, by topic in response to learners' interests, and by learners' preferred ways of learning or expressing themselves.
A teaching philosophy based on the premise that teachers should adapt instruction to student differences
Differentiated instruction (sometimes referred to as differentiated learning) is a way of thinking about teaching and learning. It means using a variety of instructional strategies that address diverse student learning needs. It places students at the center of teaching and learning and student needs drive instructional planning.