Ch 4: Student Characteristics in Differentiated Instruction

About This Chapter

There are many factors to consider when developing a teaching plan. In this chapter, you will learn how to identify factors that impact a student's ability to learn and also how to tailor your teaching styles to your particular students.

Student Characteristics in Differentiated Instruction - Chapter Summary

As you study this chapter, you will learn how developing your teaching techniques based on the needs of your students can provide them with the best education opportunities possible. The factors that may impact your students' learning abilities include:

  • Their readiness to focus on a particular skill or topic
  • How interested the students are in specific pursuits
  • The students' learning profiles, including their gender, culture, race, and intelligence level

Through reviewing the individual lessons within this chapter, you will become more familiar with these learning factors and the best approaches to work with them. The quizzes at the end of each lesson will help you gauge how well you understand what you just reviewed.

How It Helps

  • Teaches techniques: You will learn how to vary your teaching styles based on the different needs of your students.
  • Identifies different factors: Numerous factors that impact a student's learning capabilities and interests will be presented to you so you will better be able to recognize them in the future.
  • Enhances the learning experience: Through developing an understanding of how best to direct your teaching towards your students, their learning experiences will improve.

Skills Covered

By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Develop appropriate tasks for students of different learning readiness levels
  • Understand how students' interests can impact their learning and how you can use this information to implement relevant teaching techniques
  • Cater your teaching to students based on their culture, age, gender, and other factors you learn to identify

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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