Differentiated Instruction

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6 Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning

Project-based learning (PBL) naturally lends itself to differentiated instruction. By design, it is student-centered and student-driven, and it gives space for teachers to meet the needs of students in a variety of ways. PBL can allow for effective differentiation in assessment as well as daily management and instruction. Updated January 8, 2016  learn more

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7 Reasons You should Differentiate with Learning Stations

Not everyone in your class has the same needs and abilities. Some are not able to do some of the skills needed to perform the grade level work. Some take longer than most to learn something, while others move quickly. Some students make a lot of mistakes and need to learn from them, others require…  learn more

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Better Lesson: Differentiated Lesson Planning

Explore these templates to begin the process of differentiated planning in your classroom  learn more

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Differentiated Instruction Resources

This site looks at strategies for implementing Differentiated Instruction in the classroom.  learn more

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Ed Tip: Differentiated Learning Spaces

To help students maximize their learning, we should provide them with a variety of learning environments. Education technology leader David Thornburg breaks classroom learning spaces into five metaphorical categories. Consider these when designing your learning environment and consider the role that technology can play in creating these learning spaces, which can be both physical and…  learn more

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For the Teachers: Differentiation

Differentiation is adjusting and modifying what skills and concepts students learn, what materials they use, and/or how their learning is assessed based on the needs of the students. Our students are not all the same, so we cannot expect that teaching a lesson in one way will reach every student. Our students are unique individuals with their own prior…  learn more

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Reading Rockets: What Is Differentiated Instruction?

Differentiation means tailoring instruction to meet individual needs. Whether teachers differentiate content, process, products, or the learning environment, the use of ongoing assessment and flexible grouping makes this a successful approach to instruction. Examples of differentiating content at the elementary level include the following: Using reading materials at varying readability levels; Putting text materials on…  learn more

Resilient Educator: What is Differentiated Instruction?

Just as everyone has a unique fingerprint, every student has an individual learning style. Chances are, not all of your students grasp a subject in the same way or share the same level of ability. So how can you better deliver your lessons to reach everyone in class? Consider differentiated instruction—a method you may have heard…  learn more

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It seems that “choice board” has now joined the list of educational buzzwords. You may know them by another name such as playlists, menu boards, pathways, tic-tac-toe, or learning menus. It seems that “choice board” has now joined the list of educational buzzwords. You may know them by another name such as playlists, menu boards,…  learn more

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Top Sites for Differentiated Instruction

These online platforms offer a wide variety of tools to help teachers differentiate instruction in their classrooms. Using online digital platforms that combine formative assessment, lesson plans, quizzes, progress tracking, and artificial intelligence, educators can easily adjust instruction for an entire classroom of kids at once.  The following websites for differentiated instruction offer a wide…  learn more

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US Digital Literacy: Differentiation

When we think of differentiation, we think in terms of providing our students a variety of teaching styles so each and every student has an opportunity to learn. Typically it is hard for a teacher to break out of her teaching style and think about a variety of learning styles to deliver instruction to meet…  learn more

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Ways To Use Strategies For Differentiated Instruction In Your Classroom

Differentiation is a rational approach to meeting the needs of individual learners, but actually making it possible on a daily basis in the classroom can be a challenge. Below we’ve gathered a list of 50 differentiation strategies. This is the beginning of an index similar in form and function to the TeachThought Learning Model Index. Like…  learn more