Differentiated Instruction: A friendly tool in teaching
Classrooms are full of diverse learners, specially 21st century learners, who are more engaged visually, more kinesthetic, more vocal and love to express themselves.
Differentiated Instruction provides greater opportunity for 21st century learners to develop explicitly their potentials based on their interests and capabilities. Educators or teachers should unite in focusing and planning their lessons in the proper sequencing of activities using differentiated instruction.
There are so many forms of Differentiated Instructions that you can include in your day-to-day teaching and learning process and these include: games like puzzles, roll the dice, jigsaw; role playing; QA match up; Odd One Out; Sing and Dance; Dramatization and Newscasting or Reporting and many others. Young and old teachers should agree that DI plays an important factor in teaching millennials nowadays.
Educators should always consider the academic differences of each learner. Differentiated Instruction in the classroom provides better opportunity to each learner to engage in a particular activity setting their interests and capabilities. It is always a problem inside the classroom how to address the different learning needs of students and one way to put solution to this is to use differentiated instruction.
The author is Master Teacher I at Sindalan High School.