DI Glossary
Is It or Isn't It?
Eau de DI
Who's Who?
Just Do It!

100

A teacher's response to student needs
What is differentiation or differentiated instruction?

100

one size fits all
What is "It isn't?"

100

Exemplar standards that define what students will be able to know, understand, and do
What is high-quality curriculum?

100

Propelled the theories of differentiation to the forefront of education
Who is Carol Ann Tomlinson?

100

Areas set up in the classroom with learning activities directed at multiple modalities and readiness levels
What are learning centers?

200

The "what we teach" as opposed to "the how we teach."
What is content?

200

a blend of whole class, individual, and group instruction
What is "It is?"

200

Grouping or re-grouping students according to specific goals and needs
What is flexible grouping?

200

Identified six levels within the cognitive domain
Who is Benjamin Bloom?

200

A menu of options that vary by process and interest
What are student choice boards?

300

The "how" students make sense of content
What is process?

300

student-centered
What is "It is?"

300

On-going collection of formal, informal, formative, and summative data
What is continuous assessment?

300

Developed the theory of multiple intelligences
Who is Howard Gardner?

300

Writing assignments that provide for student choice, interests, and preferences
What are R.A.F.T.s?

400

The way the classroom feels and functions
What is learning environment?

400

chaotic
What is "It isn't?"

400

When every student's work is equally engaging, appealing, and important
What are "respectful tasks?"

400

The school system that is leading the way with differentiation.
What is the HCPSS?

400

Parallel tasks at multiple levels of depth and complexity with varied degrees of scaffolding and support
What are tiered assignments?