Lesson 1: What is Differentiated Instruction?

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Lesson 1: What is Differentiated Instruction?

Differentiated instruction is the process through which teachers enhance learning by matching student characteristics to instruction and assessment.

Differentiation allows all students to access the same classroom curriculum by providing entry points, learning tasks, and outcomes that are tailored to students' needs. When students are provided different options for learning they take more responsibility for their success and failure.

When students are more engaged in the lessons that are being taught it is easier to have a fluid learning environment with a lower amount of discipline problems. Differentiation is conducive to promoting good classroom management.