Thursday, September 30, 2010

Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated Instruction or Personalized Education Plans

Every child gets instruction based on individual interest, learning preference, learning style, readiness level, ability, and preferred mode of learning, wow that's just to start. Wow is right, this may work for homeschoolers but may quickly diminish its effectiveness in a class of 34! One teacher with 34 students and they want quality differentiated instruction, classroom management, plus amazing test results! Is this goal impossible? Differentiated Instruction sounds like a wonderful theory or an Orwellian promise designed to keep teachers bouncing around like pinballs doing senseless retort with all students suffering mediocrity. I have a very simple educational philosophy "Teach to the TOP" and bring everyone along for the adventure, no matter the learning differences or learning style, all students benefit from a rich demanding curriculum. Individual interest, learning preference, learning style, readiness level, ability, a preferred mode of learning, is useless if you can't or won't participate in the learning! Sean Taylor M.Ed 

  1. Teach to the top
  2. Differentiated formative assessments
  3. Kagan cooperative learning 
  4. Micro-lectures and Whole Brain Teaching
  5. Keep the learning silly, novel, and absurd

[PDF]Culturally Responsive Differentiated Instructional ... - NYU Steinhardt
The theory behind differentiated instruction is that teachers should vary and adapt their approaches to fit the vast diversity of students in the classroom. ... teachers, programs and resources. ..... Instruction/downloads/DI/7BuildingBlocksOfDI.pdf.

[PDF]The Nuts and Bolts of Differentiation - WKU
If we have a differentiated classroom, can it be fair? (What will. “fair” mean in ... ▫How do I organize materials and resources? ▫What are ... ey%29.pdf. ▫ Survival ...

[PDF]25 Quick Formative Assessments - Great Schools Partnership
Differentiating Instruction in Response to Formative Assessments . . . . . . . . 7. Formative .... more important than in a differentiated classroom, where students of all levels of readiness sit .... classroomresources to complete the task. □ Provide a ...

[PDF]Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K–5 Classrooms - ISTE
This excerpt provides an overview of differentiated instruction, and discusses the basic principles ... Our classrooms today are more diverse than ever, with a wide range of ..... masters, student activities, clip art, quizzes, and teacher resources. Conclusions ....

[PDF]Differentiating Instruction: Making It Happen in Classrooms
Those resources are important supports for teachers and admin- istrators who desire to understand the concept of differentiating instruction, and to identify.

[PDF]How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms
 The Learning Environment in a Differentiated Classroom .

[PDF]Teaching Every Student: Five Key Elements - UC Davis Health
Special educators are the experts in differentiating instruction and creating ...

[DOC]Differentiated Instruction and Implications for UDL ... -
The report concludes with a listing of Web resources for further information ... The variation seen in adifferentiated classroom is most frequently in the manner in ...

[PDF]Key Principles of a Differentiated Classroom - Orting School District
Differentiation is a teaching concept in which the classroom teacher plans for the ... and resourcesmore advanced than those commonly found at grade level, ...

[PDF]Differentiated Instruction - EduGAINS
It is just one of several resources in a multi-faceted professional learning strategy. ... A defining characteristic of a differentiated classroom is flexibility. Students ...

[PDF]Differentiation in action! - PDST
The resource aims to contextualise differentiation and to suggest a number of strategies to supportdifferentiated teaching and learning in the classroom.

[PDF]Reaching the Needs of All Learners - North Carolina Public School
Any given classroom will contain a heterogeneous mix of students with ... of differentiating the curriculum to meet the needs of all students, ... Resources. 4.

[PDF]The Differentiated Classroom - McCracken County Schools
The differentiated classroom : responding to the needs of all learners / Carol Ann .... resources, and myself so that I am an effective catalyst for maximizing talent ...

[PDF]Tiered Assignments In a differentiated classroom, a teacher uses ...
In a differentiated classroom, a teacher uses varied levels of tasks to ensure that ... Tiering can be based on challenge level, complexity, resources, outcome ...

[PDF]assessments - Somerset Academy
 more important than in a differentiated classroom, where students of all levels of readiness sit side .... classroom resources to complete the task.

[PDF]Responding to the Needs of All Learners - ASCD
Education Leaders as Catalysts for Differentiated Classrooms . . . . . . . . . . . . 170 .... ago: “How do I divide time, resources, and myself so that I am an effective.

[PDF]Websites and Apps That Support Differentiated Instruction - Heartland ..
Websites and Apps That Support Differentiated Instruction. Name ..... contains a mixture of classroom teaching resources and others .... color-illustrated PDF


  1. Differentiated instruction sounds amazing for students on paper but how do you make lesson plans that will actually meet the needs of all the students modalities, interest, abilities, learning styles, and readiness? It looks like you need five teachers for every child or a 50 hour school day to meet Differentiated Instruction philosophy.

  2. 门门懂,样样瘟 ("All trades known, all trades dull")
    三脚猫 ("A cat with only 3 legs")
    万宝全书缺只角 ("樣樣通,樣樣鬆 ("All trades known, all trades dull")An encyclopedia with one corner missing")周身刀,無張利 ("Surrounded by knives, none are sharp")El que mucho abarca poco aprieta ("Who embraces too much, has a weak grasp").Aprendiz de todo, maestro de nada ("Apprentice of everything, master of nothing").
    Un océano de conocimiento de una pulgada de profundidad ("An ocean of knowledge of an inch deep"). A todo le tiras, y a nada le pegas ("You shoot for everything, but you hit nothing"). همه‌کاره و هیچ‌کاره ("One tries to do everything, but is capable of doing nothing").Πολυτεχνίτης και ερημοσπίτης ("He who knows a lot of crafts lives in an empty house").


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