Differentiated instruction is a mode of teaching that accounts for students’ individual needs and learning styles before designing a lesson plan. Instructors who incorporate differentiated instruction into their classroom may group students by shared interests, assess students’ learning via formative assessment, and continually assess and adapt lessons to serve students’ best interest.
Differentiated instruction refers to instructors providing their diverse class with a range of ways to understand content in the classroom. Four ways to differentiate instruction include content, process, product and learning environment. Content refers to various activities that help students learn information while process refers to various learning styles such as visual or auditory methods. Product describes the end result of a project to demonstrate comprehension where learning environment may include a flexible classroom with group work.