Week 4 Discussion post. EJ1018053. EJ1008728. What Is Differentiated Instruction? Examples Of Strategies. Just as everyone has a unique fingerprint, each student has an individual style of learning. Not all students in a classroom learn a subject in the same way or share the same level of ability. Differentiated instruction is a method of designing and delivering instruction to best reach each student. Carol Ann Tomlinson is a leader in the area of differentiated learning and professor of educational leadership, foundations and policy at the University of Virginia. Tomlinson describes differentiated instruction as factoring students’ individual learning styles and levels of readiness first before designing a lesson plan. Research on the effectiveness of differentiation shows this method benefits a wide range of students, from those with learning disabilities to those who are considered high ability. Differentiated instruction is a method of designing and delivering instruction to best reach each student.
Teachers who practice differentiation in the classroom may: 1. 2. 3. 4. Pros Cons. Universal Design vs. Differentiated Instruction for Student Learning.