Gifted & Talented Education
Differentiation is not a new trend. It is based upon best practices in education and has become especially relevant in today’s standards-based classrooms. Differentiating instruction responds to students’ progress on a learning continuum—identifying what a student already knows and prescribing what a student needs to learn. Differentiated instruction is rigorous, relevant, flexible and varied and complex. In a differentiated classroom, one size will not fit all; students will pursue respectful and appropriate learning tasks based upon readiness, interests and/or learning style.