Written in a practical format with lesson plans and examples, this book gives middle school teachers a streamlined strategy for merging differentiated instruction and RTI.
Chapter 2: Principles of DI and Implications in the Classroom
Principles of DI and Implications in the Classroom
We must no longer simply acknowledge differences in the classroom. We must respond to those differences.
What is Differentiated Instruction?
Differentiated instruction (DI) is the systematic planning and implementation process for creating educational experiences tailored to meet the needs of each individual, honoring and celebrating differences by capitalizing on strengths and supporting needs. It is student centered, with learning opportunities intentionally designed to foster the highest achievement for each student (O'Meara, 2010). Differentiated instruction is not a singular linear process but is instead a multidirectional process with critical junctures and decisions. It is a process used in planning as well as in teaching.
Why is differentiating instruction so critical? Each day it becomes ...