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This article expresses how important it is to develop ways to meet our student's social and academic needs through differentiation. Though it can be done in larger groups, one thing that I have learned is that differentiation works so much better in small group settings. Small group allows you more time to recognize student needs and learning styles. You can then differentiate instruction to meet individual needs. Finding ways to support all students seems to be the best way to make sure everyone is being challenged and given an opportunity to be successful.
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Differentiated instructions are very necessary to help ALL students learn and succeed. I teach 2nd grade and have students that are on 11 different levels in math and reading. This article does a good job explaining the importance of the learning benefits of differentiation. I found this article very informational.
It's a great reminder of the items that I am doing and what I may need to attend more attention too. Great practical ideas. Also the comments are so much rich to understand and implement differentiated teaching. Differentiated instructional techniques for each lesson Heightens interest and increases participation when children are grouped according to learning styles.
By using the content provided in this article and searching the web division of students into groups of primary learning styles with an activity focused on the overall learning styles and examples printed or recorded for others seems to be more achievable with the block schedules used in upper grades. I teach at risk students who have been tested with the state required Dibbles system.
If they score in the red they become my students. I then teach a program designed for them to learn the different sounds in the English language. Many students are Hispanic and speak little English. I use an interactive SMART board, magnetic boards, dry-erase boards, and note books with a hands on approach. The program works well and is user friendly. I highly recommend this program and students do well with great results.
If you put in the work you get the reward. I have an average of over 60 students daily. A consideration when setting up varied instructions leading to 'doable' activities is knowing your learners, their learning styles and making the DI 'fit' as best you can. Giving them choices where they can be involved is good for their confidence too. Major Tom. This article is very important because it gives teachers strategies of differentiated teaching, which includes elements to help students learn and be successful. It is excellent how it explains the importance of learning.
Without going into detail, lets at least start with the idea of the uniqueness of each student. The we can realise that we have to tailor our teaching to create the best conditions for that student to learn. Of course it is difficult with more students in the class, but that is how we develop our professionalism. As someone mentioned, good , professional, skilled teachers adapt their teaching all the time.
I found this article very useful for my lower primary students. It will be highly appreciated, if you can share some more documents and applications. Differentiated instruction is a wonderful strategy but with a class of ESE students it is difficult to use without an assistant to help. Each student requires one on one instruction.
Daily thinking of how to keep them motivated is taking a toll on my family life. You don't won't to over whelm them or talk over there head.
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Teachers cant afford to waste time teaching what kids already know as well what they are not ready to learn. I feel that is the easiest way to do the young kids. In my years of teaching , I found that differentiated teaching shows so much enter action with the students.
Because groups learn at different times, in different ways. I say this because I'm a vocal music teacher. Some hear tones better than those who read the notes. Nice, this is quite a good job in giving out the minute details. Please write more. A sample lesson plan can be of great help too. Differentiated Learning is simply learning styles and social learning theory utilizing teacher pedagogy as the arbitrator and brain-based learning theory as the fundamental underlying outcome. I just wanted to share an awesome site that allows you to print nonfiction articles at varying Lexile levels.
As students work in groups, they can all read the same article but have it at their instructional level.