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Variety of Learners

There will always be more than one type of learner in the classroom. All students learn differently based on many factors in their lives, cultures, and previous instructional strategies they may have received. 


As educators, it is important that we know how to prepare, adjust, and accommodate for differential instruction-based students' needs in the classroom. Here are a few resources to help bridge the gap between educators and students with differential instructional strategies.

A short look at 3 ways to plan for diverse learners, using Differential Instruction (DI) to improve classroom environments and student thinking.

A detailed guide on how to tailor lessons for diverse learners in the classroom. This guide has easy to understand steps and tables, to keep you on track with your future lesson planning.

Four brief ways to explain how educators can use Bloom's Taxonomy in their modern-taught classrooms.

A look into the state of Nebraska's teaching framework, highlighting diverse learners. This report offers insight on multiple approaches to accommodate different student needs. There are sections for Multiple Intelligences, Gifted and High-Ability Learners, Bloom's Taxonomy, Thematic Learning, Graphic Organizers, and Special Education Programs.

Please visit the Culturally Reflective/Responsive section as well to get a more well rounded view of what educators can do for diverse learners.

Not finding what you need? Maybe you want to go more in-depth? Then check out these other resource centers:

Edutopia is a bustling online community for teachers, where you can read (and even post) lessons, blogs, articles, and videos.

ARTSEDGE, developed by the prestigious Kennedy Center, offers a curated collection of arts-based lesson plans, blogs, articles, and journals.

Just in case you ever meet someone who questions the value of art education in an essential curriculum: ArtsEdSearch offers a growing collection of published scientific studies and research that support the many varied benefits of arts-based education.

From the IVLA: a broad selection of carefully chosen material in support of visual literacy for many pursuits: including, but not limited to, education.