In a differentiated classroom, commonalities are acknowledged and built upon, and student differences become important elements in teaching and learning as well. Carol Ann Tomlinson
An important goal of differentiation is to help each student become a more independent and successful learner. For this to happen, we need to know as much about our students as possible. Teachers differentiate content, process and product according to their students readiness, interests and learning profile.
There are three key understandings that come into play here. We know that students of all ages learn better if:
In this section of the website we will look more closely at these three important aspects of a differentiated classroom. These can be accessed through the left-hand menu.