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Differentiated Instruction

Build lessons, develop teaching materials, and vary your approach so that all students, regardless of where they are starting from, can learn content effectively, according to their needs.

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  • How to Help Striving Adolescent Readers

    Middle school teachers can create avenues for students to engage with meaningful texts that encourage their literacy skill development.
    Jason DeHart
  • Encouraging Young Children to Develop Their Attention Skills

    Teachers can help young students learn how to focus during class meetings by taking a multisensory approach that addresses their developmental needs.
  • An illustration concept of one individual taking flight from a group

    Why Are Some Kids Thriving During Remote Learning?

    Though remote learning has brought many challenges, some students seem to be thriving in the new circumstances. What can we learn from them?
  • A Student-Centered Model of Blended Learning

    When educators at a Washington, DC, high school ditched their lectures and devised a self-paced blended learning model, their students thrived.
  • 4 Ways to Keep Students Moving Forward

    A look at a few ways to guide elementary students who may still be struggling with their learning after the last two turbulent years.
  • A Framework for Personalized Learning Days

    When fifth-grade co-teachers gave students more autonomy over their learning, their reading and time management skills improved.
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    6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

    Support every student by breaking learning up into chunks and providing a concrete structure for each.
  • 4 Ways to Support High-Performing World Language Learners

    Differentiated tasks can help ensure that all learners in the classroom are engaged, including those who are ready for more challenges.
  • Supporting Students With Hidden Disabilities

    Differentiated modes of instruction can provide much-needed resources for students who need additional support.
  • 4 Simple Steps to Providing Free-Choice Learning

    Teachers can put students in control of how they absorb information by giving them multiple options to achieve learning goals.
  • Self-Paced Learning in Middle School Math

    Implementing self-paced learning helped an eighth-grade algebra teacher scaffold and differentiate instruction, creating a student-centered class.
  • Supporting Multilingual Students in the Early Grades

    Five ways teachers can celebrate and extend the linguistic expertise of young students who speak two or more languages.
  • Connecting With the Very Young Gifted Child

    Early childhood educators can use differentiation to help young students who may be gifted to thrive academically.
  • Education Buzzwords Defined: What Is Blended Learning?

    See how blended learning—a combination of online activities and face-to-face teaching—helps teachers differentiate instruction and spend more time with students.
  • Engaged students at work in a classroom

    Teaching a Class With Big Ability Differences

    Techniques for meeting the needs of students with diverse abilities and interests.

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