Differentiation in the Elementary Classroom
Ensuring Success for all Children
In Closing...



The goal of differentiated instruction strategies is to ensure that all students are engaged in the learning process by providing tasks that match each individual's needs. Teachers differentiate instruction through a variety of different ways: Flexible grouping, learning centers, and independent study, interest groups, interest centers, and whole or small group activities.


It is important to remember the six steps to differentiated instruction: differentiation by task, through group work, assessment and feedback, targeted teaching, resources, and differentiation by outcome. 


In order for all children to learn in class, it is important for teachers to take the extra time that is needed to differentiate instruction to ensure learning for everyone!