About This Chapter
Strategies for Adapting to Learner Needs - Chapter Summary
This chapter will present several examples of influences that impact students and their learning capabilities and will provide techniques for how to best approach these situations. The following types of students will be discussed:
- Students of different cultures
- Learners with sensory challenges
- Students with social functioning and cognitive delays
- Learners who are academically advanced and gifted
How It Helps
- Identifies students' needs: Different types of situations will be presented to you so you can better identify what students in these circumstances may need to learn
- Teaches techniques: After reviewing the learners' needs, you will be given methods to appropriately respond and educate them in the most effective way
- Explains developmental milestones: You will be taught different developmental milestones so you can better understand possible delays in students' learning
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Understand culturally responsive teaching and how it can help specific students achieve educational success
- Adapt your teaching methods for students who struggle with sensory issues
- Recognize potential delays for developmental milestones and how to approach these situations
- Expound on the capabilities of academically gifted students
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Advanced Cognitive Development and Renzulli's Triad
In this lesson, we will explore advanced cognitive development in terms of a gifted child. We will also define what it means to be gifted and Joseph Renzulli's model of giftedness.
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Other chapters within the Using Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom course
- Understanding Differentiated Instruction
- Principles of Differentiated Instruction
- Planning & Designing Differentiated Instruction
- Student Characteristics in Differentiated Instruction
- Managing Differentiated Classrooms
- Strategies for Differentiating Instruction
- Technology as an Instructional Tool
- Using Assessment to Inform Instruction