Differentiated Teaching


Differentiation means getting the best out of every pupil so that they are able to show what they know, understand and what they can do.

Differentiated teaching is a process which includes planning curriculum aims, teaching strategies, resources, teaching methods and ways of interacting with pupils while giving special consideration to:

  • differentiation between pupils according to ability
  • the different ways pupils learn
  • the different speeds at which pupils learn

It must be understood that the abilities and needs of every pupil are different and therefore teaching must reflect that, so that a challenge is provided for every pupil so that their learning is allowed to progress.

“If children can’t learn the way we teach, we should teach them the way they learn.”

What Differentiated Instruction Means for Teachers
Teachers DON’T Teachers DO
develop a separate lesson plan for each student in a classroom. provide several learning options, or different paths to learning, which help students take in information and make sense of concepts and skills.
“water down” the curriculum for some students. provide appropriate levels of challenge for all students, including those who lag behind, those who are advanced, and those right in the middle.

One Reply to “Differentiated Teaching”

Jameela Uzma

March 11, 2015 at 6:37 pm

Good method.


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