Differentiated Instruction and Its Impact on Diverse Learners
Ie May Freeman, Ed.D.

Students enter classrooms with many learning styles, language proficiencies and abilities. Currently, teachers in 47 out of 50 states in United States and the District of Columbia are mandated to teach Common Core State Standards with the exception of Alaska, Texas, Nebraska and Virginia. Through differentiated instruction strategies, pre-service teachers and teacher educators can meet the needs of all students including English Language Learners and gifted and talented students. In this article, the author provides practical ways for differentiating content and instruction for diverse learners. On-going formative assessment, flexible grouping, learning centers, multilevel activities, accelerated learning, anchor activities, and independent study are also mentioned.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jehd.v4n4a17