Myths & FactsDRAFT
DI provides basic and easy-to-do tasks for struggling learners to help them stay busy throughout the lesson.
DI waters down assessments so struggling learners pass. Struggling learners should not be assessed against the same learning objectives as their peers in a lesson.
Seating students in set groups is the most common and most effective strategy for DI.
The only and most important concern of DI is catering for the needs of struggling students
DI takes into account the variances of learning needs in a classroom settings. This involves the gifts and talents, emotional/social challenges, learning disabilities, physical disabilities, remoteness...etc
Effective DI requires strategic seating assignments based on many factors that pertain to students’ needs. It’s often flexible and subject to as many changes as needed.
Effective DI practices scaffold learning so all learners are supported to achieve the same learning objectives.
The purpose of DI is to scaffold content for a variety of learning profiles. Struggling learners learn similar sets of required content or skills but in different methods.