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Differentiated Instruction

What is Differentiated Instruction?

"Differentiation is a process through which teachers enhance learning by matching student characteristics to instruction and assessment. Differentiated instruction allows all students to access the same curriculum by providing entry points, learning tasks, and outcomes that are tailored to students needs."

Hall, T., Strangman, N., & Meyer, A. (2003). Differentiated instruction and implications for UDL implementation. National Center on Accessing the General Curriculum.

To create a differentiated classroom, consider the following areas:

  1. classroom environment and culture,

  2. planning, and

  3. conferring with individual students.