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Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement, 2009
The Center for Comprehensive School Reform and Improvement's January 2007 newsletter, "A Teacher's Guide to Differentiating Instruction," [ED495740] summarized the following four planning stages teachers can use to effectively differentiate instruction: (1) A thorough understanding of content; (2) Use of preassessments and regular formative…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Educational Strategies, Newsletters, Formative Evaluation
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Helgeson, John – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
This article begins with an example of a typical middle-school experience with literature circles. Students read a common text and come prepared to share and discuss the text based on individual roles they are assigned. Teachers are using this practice to address the complexity levels of texts in order to help students develop the skills they need…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Teaching Methods, Literature, Student Role
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Kaplan, Sandra N. – Gifted Child Today, 2019
This column describes how to differentiate differentiation using a two-step process. Step 1 differentiates the basic curriculum to meet the general traits of the gifted and Step 2 amends the selected general differentiated elements to respond to the unique differences that represent the specific gifted students to whom the curriculum will be…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Readiness
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Maeng, Jennifer L.; Bell, Randy L. – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
This descriptive study investigated the implementation practices of secondary science teachers who differentiate instruction. Participants included seven high school science teachers purposefully selected from four different schools located in a mid-Atlantic state. Purposeful selection ensured participants included differentiated instruction (DI)…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Science Teachers, Science Instruction, Semi Structured Interviews
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Turner, Windi D.; Solis, Oscar J.; Kincade, Doris H. – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2017
In response to the diverse needs of individual students--their unique abilities, interests, learning styles, and cultural backgrounds--K-12 teachers have been using differentiated instruction, supported by research, for decades. While positive results have been shown in K-12 education, the literature to support differentiated instruction in higher…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Large Group Instruction, Research Universities, Instructional Innovation
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Alston, Daniel M.; Marshall, Jeff C.; Smart, Julie B. – Science Educator, 2020
In the United States, reform movements have been a part of the science education community for decades. Inquiry-based instruction has a long history in reform documents and while it is not explicitly used in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the underlying tenants of this instructional strategy are still evident. Thus, inquiry-based…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Active Learning, Academic Standards, Science Instruction
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Danley, Angela; Williams, Carla – InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 2020
This article addresses the importance of differentiated instruction in the college classroom. Additionally, it focuses on the results of the students' perceptions of differentiated instruction in the college classroom. Students in the college classroom were given choice boards to display their understanding on phonemic awareness, phonics, and…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Classroom Techniques, Student Attitudes, Phonemic Awareness
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Harder-Viddal, Candice – Physics Teacher, 2019
There have been many recent articles in this journal highlighting simple demonstrations of a wide variety of acoustic phenomena. In introductory physics courses, sound waves and their propagation through air, and resonance in musical instruments, are covered in detail. However, attention is not usually paid to the active role that our ears play in…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Acoustics
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Beschorner, Beth; Hall, Anna H. – Reading Teacher, 2018
When students write informational text, they have the opportunity to engage with meaningful topics, become curious about the world, learn domain-specific knowledge, and use academic vocabulary. Given the possibilities for learning through writing informational text, it is important for teachers to reflect on and improve their informational writing…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Teaching Methods, Writing Strategies
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Conderman, Greg; Hedin, Laura – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2017
Study guides are a popular and frequently student-requested instructional support developed primarily by upper elementary, middle, and high school teachers to help students navigate through a course of study. With the increase of the number of learners with diverse needs in general education classrooms, teachers need to be mindful of various ways…
Descriptors: Study Guides, Individualized Instruction, Inclusion, Educational Strategies
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Smith, Randolph A. – Teaching of Psychology, 2020
As part of the updating of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology's (STP) history, STP leaders and past leaders participated in discussions of topics concerning change and evolution of STP during the last 25 years. This panel consisted of STP Past Presidents and focused on the changes they have seen in STP.
Descriptors: Psychology, Organizational Change, Presidents, History
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Bingham, Andrea J. – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2019
In this case study, learn how creation and use of modules, mastery-based grading, immediate feedback and consistent data use, and the reimagining of the school schedule allowed teachers to engage in personalization of the curriculum.
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Mastery Learning, Grading, Feedback (Response)
Jones, Marcella – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Eighth grade students at a middle school in a southern state were required a mathematics pass rate of 67.6% to meet annual yearly progress (AYP). Black and Hispanic students performed below the required pass rate on state assessments; thus, the school did not make AYP from 2007-2010. In an attempt to address low test scores in mathematics, the…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Multiple Intelligences, Middle School Students, Mathematics Instruction
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LaPlaca, David A.; Schempp, Paul G. – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2020
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify the skills, knowledge, and experiences differentiating expert and competent strength and conditioning (S&C) coaches. Method: The participants were 87 elite-level head S&C coaches with an average of over 18 years of coaching experience. These coaches were employed by teams from the MLB,…
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Muscular Strength, Athletic Coaches, Team Sports
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Katehakis, Alexandra – American Journal of Play, 2017
The author looks at the psychology of sexuality and its origins in the brain's cortex. She discusses how the cues for desire sometimes overshadow mere physiological cues and how they may be healthy or unhealthy. She argues that understanding the intricate neurochemical and neurostructural workings of the mind and the central and autonomic nervous…
Descriptors: Psychology, Sexuality, Brain, Fantasy
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