When it comes to learning, one size does not fit all. Students learn at different rates and in different ways. On any given day, in any given subject, different students will have difficulty learning new skills and concepts.
Differentiated instruction is a teaching method used in all Sturgeon Public Schools classrooms. It is part of the way our teachers plan and practice instruction.
With differentiated instruction, teachers get to know their students and their various learning needs. They then adjust their methods and teach the material in different ways to engage each student. This can include small group instruction, computer modeling, hands-on projects, presentations, etc.
Differentiated instruction also allows for students to demonstrate their understanding and knowledge in ways that best fit them. As student needs evolve, so do the lesson plans and teaching practices of the teacher.
When instruction is provided at the level of a student and in a manner that engages their interests, the results are motivated students and great education. By providing more choices in how individuals learn, we are providing more opportunities for students to succeed.