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Ch 4: Diverse Student Populations & Differentiation

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Diverse Student Populations & Differentiation - Chapter Summary

In this informative chapter, you'll review information about differentiated instruction and how to tailor the learning environment to the needs of many different kinds of students. Lesson topics include educating students with special needs and some of the best practices for teaching gifted students. After completing this chapter, you should be ready to:

  • Understand differentiated instruction for ELL students
  • Utilize differentiated instruction when teaching reading
  • Adapt your curriculum for learners with sensory difficulties and cognitive and social functioning delays
  • Discuss the theory and strategies associated with culturally responsive teaching (CRT)

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8 Lessons in Chapter 4: Diverse Student Populations & Differentiation
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Educating Students with Special Needs

1. Educating Students with Special Needs

In this lesson, we will explore how to educate students with special needs. We will specifically address how the educational needs of these students are best served if they are in a mainstream classroom being taught alongside their peers.

Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

2. Differentiated Instruction: Adapting the Learning Environment for Students

Differentiated instruction is a great strategy that teachers use to accommodate a wide variety of learning needs. In this lesson, we discuss differentiated instruction and identify which aspects of the classroom can be differentiated.

Differentiated Instruction for ELL Students

3. Differentiated Instruction for ELL Students

In this lesson, you will learn strategies for differentiating your instruction for English Language Learners in the areas of writing, reading, speaking, and listening.

Differentiated Instruction in Reading

4. Differentiated Instruction in Reading

Differentiated instruction is a common term in the educational world. This lesson describes three different ways a reading teacher can differentiate instruction so that all students can be successful.

Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

5. Adapting Instruction for Learners With Sensory Challenges

In this lesson, we will discuss the general characteristics of children with sensory dysfunction and how teachers can adapt the classroom environment to accommodate these students.

Cognitive & Social Functioning Delays: Adapting Instruction for Learners

6. Cognitive & Social Functioning Delays: Adapting Instruction for Learners

When growing up, keeping pace with your classmates can be difficult, but for some it's much harder than others. In this lesson we will explore cognitive and social developmental milestones in terms of the developmental delays that affect school-age children.

Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

7. Culturally Responsive Teaching (CRT): Theory, Research & Strategies

A person's culture can impact their approach to education and the way they learn. In this lesson, we'll examine culturally responsive teaching, a teaching method that takes into account students' cultures to help them succeed.

Best Practices for Teaching Gifted Students

8. Best Practices for Teaching Gifted Students

Teaching gifted students can be a tremendous privilege, but it can also be a challenge. In this lesson, you'll learn about some of the ways a teacher can meet the needs of gifted learners. You'll also learn about what not to do with the gifted students you encounter.

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