Differentiated Instruction Instruction for ALL!


each learner has different needs....

Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson, DI author and expert

Howard Gardners Multiple Intelligences

Define it – what is DI?On a simple level, differentiated instruction is teaching with student variance in mind. It means starting where the kids are rather than adopting a standardized approach to teaching that seems to presume that all learners of a given age or grade are essentially alike. Thus differentiated instruction is “responsive” teaching rather than “one-size-fits-all” teaching.
A fuller definition of differentiated instruction is that a teacher proactively plans varied approaches to what students need to learn, how they will learn it, and/or how they can express what they have learned in order to increase the likelihood that each student will learn as much as he or she can as efficiently as possible. (Tomlinson, 2003, p. 151)

Link to a short video of Carol Ann Tomlinson - The Queen of DI!
A RAFT is a great example:It can be as easy as TIC TAC TOE!Think of it as "ordering off a menu"!