13 Ways to Differentiate Instruction
Did you have teachers in high school who only knew how to teach the content in one way? Unfortunately, if you did not understand the information in the manner in which it was presented, you will most likely receive a low mark or be required to retake the course. This would not have occurred if your educators understood how to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners.
There are over 13 distinct teaching approaches and styles available to teachers who find it difficult to differentiate lessons. This means you have at least 13 options to distinguish instruction at all times. 13 of them will be discussed in this article.
Analytic Teaching: A method of monitoring and evaluating students’ literacy progress that recognizes respects, and values the students’ skills.
Assumptive Teaching: A style of education caused by educators’ incorrect assumptions about learners’ capacities, resulting in conflict between the teaching program and the learner.
Deductive Teaching: A didactic style of instruction in which a teacher gives a generalization or rule and expects students to apply it to specific instances.
Didactic Teaching: A teaching technique in which a teacher conveys knowledge to students with the expectation that they will simply memorize it.
Discovery Teaching: A teaching technique in which learners are encouraged to discover general patterns for themselves. It is also known as inductive teaching.
Non-Directive Teaching: A instruction technique that employs facilitated teaching and focuses on assisting students in developing personal goals.
Reciprocal Teaching: An interactive learning approach that teaches students to summarize passages of material, anticipate potential inquiries, and clarify complex language. Learners initially observe the teacher as he or she models ideal behaviors; then, gradually, they assume the teacher’s instructional role.
Direct Approach: A way of teaching thinking skills in which the skill is provided first, followed by examples of its application.
Intentional Teaching: When an educator is focused on developing a strategy to train learners with a specific learning goal or developmental end in mind, this is referred to as intentional teaching.
Readiness Training: Instruction that provides learners with foundational skills and background information in order to prepare them for further formal instruction.
Tiered Instruction: The instructional strategy of developing the greatest lesson feasible on a topic and then extrapolating from it to make it more challenging for learners who are ready for advanced work and less challenging for learners who are not ready for the base lesson’s requirements.
Activity-Based Approach: A method of teaching that creates instructive opportunities from naturally occurring, ordinary activities.
Guided Comprehension Model: An explanation, demonstration, leading, practicing, and reflecting instruction approach that helps scaffold comprehension.
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