This helpful guide outlines direct, clear, and practical strategies for simultaneously implementing DI and RTI. Included are in-class assessment strategies, sample lessons, and troubleshooting tips.
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. As Sidney Jourard said, “there is no biological, geographical, social, economic, or psychological determiner in man's condition that he cannot transcend if he is suitably invited or challenged to do so.”
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). DI is not a singular linear process but is ...