Teachers are often faced with a classroom full of diverse learners with different abilities, learning styles and interests. The Differentiated Instruction Web Guide can help you create an all-inclusive learning environment that meets the needs of all students in a mixed ability classroom.
Differentiated Instruction Basics
Get an introduction to differentiated instruction basics, including how to implement differentiated instruction in a mixed ability classroom.
Top Sites for Differentiated Instruction Basics
Reading Rockets provides an article on differentiated instruction that gives specific examples for teachers to differentiate their instruction through products, learning environment, content and process.
TeAchnology introduces the concept of differentiated instruction and explains how to implement differentiated instruction in the classroom.
Education.com offers teaching tips to facilitate learning among students with the three basic learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic.
Scholastic presents advice and practical strategies from real teachers on differentiating instruction in the elementary classroom and in the middle school classroom.
Differentiated Instruction Resources
The Web is filled with an array of differentiated instruction resources. Engage your students with lesson plans, activities and games fit for all learning styles and interests.
Top Sites for Differentiated Instruction Resources
Differentiation Central is a Web site of the University of Virginia where Carol Ann Tomlinson, a leading differentiation advocate, is a professor. Visit the site to access lesson plans, strategies and teaching tools.
Differentiation Toolbox offers templates and examples for planning differentiated lessons that use three strategies: tiered lessons, learning contracts and anchor activities.
Tools for Schools is a PDF document from the New York State Education Department. The document includes a self-assessment checklist; management strategies for mixed ability classrooms; ideas for implementing differentiated instruction in early elementary, middle and high school levels, and with gifted students and students with disabilities.
Layered Curriculum offers sample lesson plans that use a layered curriculum approach, developed by Dr. Kathie Nunley. Find lesson plans across subjects for elementary, middle and high school learners, as well as special education students.