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Techniques for Differentiating Instruction - Chapter Summary
Review differentiated instructional techniques with this collection of short and engaging lessons. The chapter outlines several instructional methods and strategies, such as tiered instruction, the Socratic method and the tic-tac-toe strategy. Our instructors outline the most important terminology and concepts for these instructional strategies, and you can make sure you fully understand them by taking the included lesson quizzes. Printable lesson transcripts are available to help you further solidify your understanding of these concepts. Studying these lessons will enable you to:
- Assess learning-focused teaching strategies
- Outline the tiered instructional method
- Differentiate instruction using the menu, cubing and tic-tac-toe strategies
- Explain the Socratic method
- Recognize examples of a layered curriculum
- Evaluate differentiated instructional strategies for social studies
1. Learning-Focused Strategies for Teachers
Learning-focused strategies help to guide teachers towards developing that quality curricula. This lesson will explain what learning-focused strategies are and give some tips on how to use them.
2. Tiered Instruction: Definition & Method
Teachers need to design and deliver instruction that meets the needs of all learners. One way to do this is by using tiered instruction. This lesson defines tiered instruction and describes how it is used in the classroom.
3. Using the Menu Strategy to Differentiate Instruction
Differentiation is an important strategy to use to ensure that all students can access information and activities. One strategy for differentiation, the menu strategy, is explored in this lesson.
4. Using the Cubing Strategy to Differentiate Instruction
The cubing method is a flexible and adaptive way to differentiate instruction. This lesson defines cubing and introduces ways to use it effectively in the classroom.
5. Using the Tic-Tac-Toe Strategy to Differentiate Instruction
Great teachers make sure to teach to all learning styles. One way to do this is to use a Tic-Tac-Toe board. This lesson will teach how to design and arrange tasks so all students have an opportunity to learn.
6. What Is the Socratic Method? Definition & Examples
This lesson discusses a style of teaching and learning known as the Socratic method. You'll consider what makes this approach effective and why it can sometimes be uncomfortable.
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Other chapters within the Education 104: Differentiated Instruction course
- Basics of Differentiated Instruction
- Creating Differentiated Instruction Plans
- Student Profiles & Differentiated Instruction
- Adapting to Learner Needs
- Differentiating Instruction in the Classroom
- Using Assessments with Differentiated Instruction
- Student Motivation & Differentiated Instruction
- Using Technology as an Instructional Tool
- Studying for Education 104