Differentiation: Strategies and Educational Impact

Differentiation encompasses a variety of instructional strategies available to educators for use in the classroom to vary instruction based on student ability, learning style, and educational needs. Research indicated when utilizing differentiation in the classroom there are positive benefits for students in terms of motivation to learn and retention of information. Research has indicated a variety of differentiation strategies that can be used in the classroom for instruction in various areas of education, including but not limited to math, literacy, and assessment. Utilizing differentiated strategies will benefit the students and encourage teachers to plan engaging lessons that promote learning. This issue of the LD Report, written by Stephanie G H Samples is to examine strategies for differentiation and its educational impact.

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