Interesting Graphic on Individualized Learning

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Students learn best when their learning is individualized. There are actually several instructional strategies that  teachers can draw on to adapt their teaching to the individual needs of their students. Two examples of these strategies are included in this wonderful visual created by the folks in NAEYC.

In order to adapt to the needs and special learning circumstances of your students, try out :

1- Universal Design for Learning
Universal Design Learning is a framework for learning that includes all students. Being grounded in socio-cultural theory, UDL views learning environments and social interactions as being key elements in development and learning. In UDL students are allowed to express their learning in a variety of ways. The key principles driving UDL include flexibility, simple and intuitive instruction, multiple means of presentation, success oriented curriculum, appropriate level of student effort, and appropriate environment for learning. check out this page to learn more about UDL.

2- Response to Intervention
"This is a three -tier framework that helps teachers adapt the level and intensity of instruction and supports to match the needs of individual children. Teachers use this framework to identify children's abilities and needs and plan an appropriate program." Read on to learn more about how to individualize your students learning.

This graphic is also available for download from this page.