Every student is unique, and no two students are exactly alike. Rather than encouraging students to conform to a single ideal or pathway in teaching, as was done traditionally, modern schools are embracing students’ differences and including diversity in academics. Celebrating the differences and unique strengths in each student enriches student learning environment and contributes to growth in a well-rounded school with pupils who are eager to learn.
Attempting to include and appeal to each student, however, can be a daunting task for teachers. It can be challenging to plan lessons and create presentations that appropriately implement differentiation while helping students learn and grow. Teachers across the globe are faced with this prospect every day of their careers. There are, however, ways to effectively implement differentiation without sacrificing any student’s ability to learn. Appropriately done, implementing the following differentiation strategies will helpfully assist students in achieving more academically, learning to adapt, and promote growth on a personal and class-wide level.
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Applied Educational Systems. “The 12 Best Differentiated Instruction Strategies for CTE,” https://www.aeseducation.com/best-differentiated-instruction-strategies-for-cte.
Robb, Laura. Scholastic, “What Is Differentiated Instruction?” https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/what-differentiated-instruction/.