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  • Not all students are alike. Based on this knowledge, differentiated instruction applies anapproach to teaching and learning so that students have multiple options for taking ininformation and making sense of ideas. The model of differentiated instruction requiresteachers to be flexible in their approach to teaching and adjusting the curriculum andpresentation of information to learners rather than expecting students to modify themselvesfor the curriculum. Classroom teaching is a blend of whole-class, group and individualinstruction. Differentiated Instruction is a teaching theory based on the premise thatinstructional approaches should vary and be adapted in relation to individual and diversestudents in classrooms.DefinitionTo differentiate instruction is to recognize students varying background knowledge,readiness, language, preferences in learning, interests, and to react responsively.Differentiated instruction is a process to approach teaching and learning for students ofdiffering abilities in the same class. The intent of differentiating instruction is to maximizeeach student’s growth and individual success by meeting each student where he or she is,and assisting in the learning process.

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