Differentiation is a method of teaching that addresses the different readiness levels and learning styles of each student in the classroom. It moves teachers away from the ‘one size fits all’ approach. Content, process, and products may be different for different students in the same classroom. Students may be different, activities may be different, teaching strategies may be different, student groups may be different, forms of assessment may be different. A necessary step is to pre-assess student readiness and knowledge levels and then to design curriculum around those results as well as learning styles and interest. Differentiation allows each student to learn at the depth, complexity, and pace that is most beneficial to him or her.
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