About This Chapter
Principles of Differentiated Instruction - Chapter Summary
Take a closer look at the principles of differentiated instruction by reviewing short and engaging video lessons. Reviewing this chapter can help you understand the following:
- The tools used in individual learning and whole-class learning
- Ways to use data to inform instruction
- How to incorporate flexible grouping in classrooms
- Why it's good to differentiate instruction to engage students of all levels
- The benefits of collaborating in the classroom
You can review the lessons from your computer, or via your smartphone or tablet, then print them for easy access when developing your curriculum or planning classroom lessons. If you have any questions about lesson topics, submit them to experts who are eager to help.
How It Helps
- Offers quality tools and strategies: You can access quality tools and strategies in this chapter that can help you incorporate differentiated instruction in your classroom.
- Aids in strengthening learning environment: Understanding the importance of differentiated instruction encourages you to adjust your curriculum and lessons, which strengthens the learning environment for your students.
- Addresses student diversity: The lessons help you learn the variety of ways you can shift your classroom focus to your students and accommodate their diverse learning needs.
After exploring the lessons in this chapter, you will be prepared to:
- Identify the tools you can use to promote individual and whole-class learning
- Showcase ways to use data to inform your instruction
- Demonstrate how to incorporate flexible grouping in your classroom
- Explain the importance of distributing tasks to each learner that are equally interesting and engaging
- Help your students feel challenged, understand a topic and move to the next stage of learning
- List and describe the benefits of collaboration in the classroom
1. Tools Used in Individual & Whole-Class Learning
Teachers use a wide range of tools to educate students - from materials, like white boards, to creative use of time. This lesson outlines these tools and explains how they're used in both whole-class and individual learning.
2. Using Data to Inform Instruction
This lesson highlights how data is used to improve student achievement through instruction, assessment, analysis, and re-teaching. A short quiz will follow to test your knowledge.
3. Incorporating Flexible Grouping in the Classroom
One of the most common ways to differentiate instruction to meet student needs is through flexible grouping. This lesson defines flexible grouping and details several ways you can incorporate it into your classroom.
4. Differentiating Instruction to Engage Students of All Levels
Differentiation is a tool teachers can use to help all students succeed and using instructional strategies to engage students on every level. This lesson explains how to make sure all students have opportunities to be challenged and engaged.
5. Benefits of Collaboration in the Classroom
Collaboration in the classroom benefits teachers and students alike. It's well worth the challenges and resources that it requires. This lesson discusses some of the important benefits of classroom collaboration.
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Other chapters within the Using Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom course
- Understanding Differentiated Instruction
- Planning & Designing Differentiated Instruction
- Student Characteristics in Differentiated Instruction
- Strategies for Adapting to Learner Needs
- Managing Differentiated Classrooms
- Strategies for Differentiating Instruction
- Technology as an Instructional Tool
- Using Assessment to Inform Instruction