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Differentiated Instruction

Tracy Grimes

Jason Martin-Hiner


"Differentiated instruction is a teaching philosophy based on the premise that teachers should adapt instruction to student differences. Rather than marching students through the curriculum in lockstep, teachers should modify their instruction to meet students' varying readiness levels, learning preferences, and interests. Therefore, the teacher proactively plans a variety of ways to 'get at' and express learning."

  – Carol Ann Tomlinson

Learning Profile Resources

Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire, North Carolina University
Learning Disabilities Pride
(click on the Learning Styles and Multiple Intelligence link at the top)

Multiple Intelligences Checklists/Inventories/Surveys
Pictorial MI Surveys
(scroll to Multiple Intelligence Inventories for Early Childhood, Grades 4-8, Adolescent-Adult)



Differentiated Instruction
Differentiated Reading Instruction  Small Group Alternative Lesson Structures for All Students Florida Center for Reading Research (A Guidance Document for Florida Reading First Schools)
Differentiating Instruction: Meeting Students Where They Are
Individual Learning Differences
Layered Curriculum - Dr. Kathie Nunley’s Website for Educators
Strategies for Differentiating
Teaching in Mixed-ability Classrooms  Article about differentiated instruction in the classroom.