RESTORING BACK THE CLASSIC, OLD BUT GOLD ‘DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION’
MARJORIE R. DE VERA
Differentiated instruction is a teaching method that tailors lessons to meet the individual needs of each student. It is a framework that teachers can use to implement a variety of strategies, many of which are evidence-based. Differentiated instruction is not a single strategy but rather a collection of strategies that can be used to adjust curriculum and instruction to maximize the learning of all students. Teachers can differentiate instruction in four ways: content, process, product, and learning environment. Elementary school teachers should use differentiated instruction to assist struggling children in catching up, promising children advance their learning at a faster rate, and that all children learn more effectively. By using individualized instruction, teachers allow learners to take their own path while still guiding them toward the same learning objectives. This approach necessitates precise education and learning objectives to help them achieve their objectives. With the use of differentiated education, students can learn in a way that best suits their unique needs and learning preferences. Teachers can utilize a variety of ways to offer differentiated education while working with primary school children. For pupils who need more practice with key concepts before going on, they can change the content. Additionally, they can alter the ways in which pupils get instruction to better meet their unique requirements. By allowing pupils to display their knowledge in a way that plays to their unique strengths, teachers can alter the result of learning. Last but not least, teachers can alter the learning environment to create an exciting classroom and use continuous evaluations to adjust to meet the educational needs of students. Differentiated instruction is a type of instruction that adapts teachings to each learner’s unique needs. It is crucial for educating primary school pupils because it makes learning more efficient and helps struggling learners catch up. It also allows students with exceptional abilities to study at their own pace. By altering the learning environment, learning outcomes, instructional methods, and material, teachers can deliver differentiated teaching. Teachers can assist pupils in learning in a way that is best suited to their unique needs and learning preferences by employing differentiated teaching.
-oOoThe author is Teacher I at Batasan Elementary School