Dif­fer­en­ti­ated In­struc­tion: A friendly tool in teach­ing

Sun.Star Pampanga - - PERSPECTIVE! - CHERRY LOURDES G. DE LEON --oo0o--

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.

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