10 Examples & Non-Examples Of Differentiated Instruction - What Is Differentiated Instruction? By Christina Yu, Knewton.com Differentiated instruction, the tailoring of educational experiences to meet individual learner needs, is nothing new. Hardworking teachers have always recognized the diverse needs of students and adjusted their instruction to account for them. Through one-on-one coaching sessions, small group activities, individualized course packets, reading assignments, and projects, teachers are addressing a range of student levels, interests, strengths, weaknesses, and goals in their classrooms today.
Differentiated instruction is difficult and time-consuming work, however, and class sizes are increasing all the time, making individualized learning harder to achieve. 5 Examples Of Differentiated Instruction 5 Non-Examples Of Differentiated Instruction Created by Knewton and Knewton. Back to School: Differentiation for All Students. In every classroom we have students that are as different as condors are to capybaras. A soaring condor's capacity has little to compare with the skill set of the water-loving capybara. Understanding their differences is the first step, but even if we create individual education plans that differentiate instruction for each student, teachers are forced to make choices that affect student learning when it comes to instructing them all at once. The issue is how do you provide instruction that meets the needs of each individual student?
The answer is you can't, but there are some other things that can. Tried-and-True Tactics I would like to introduce you to the idea of automatic differentiation. It is impossible for a single teacher to provide 35 unique individual learning opportunities for every learning objective, so as a result, we do the next best thing; we clump student-learning needs into related categories and get as close as we can. Turning to Technology Choosing Your Device.