What I love about this website is that it gives many examples of tiered instructional plans across all curriculums but it doesn't stop there. If you continue reading, you will find out what tiered instruction is, if you are not already aware, and why it is vital for the classroom.
This is a wonderful document as it introduces the way to implement differentiated instruction and tiered lesson plans into the classroom. If you are like me, it can be quite uncomfortable and unsettling to do something new in your classroom but if you have a planning guide, such as this, it makes the transition easier on the mind. It is important to think critically of the why behind the teaching that is going forth in the classroom.
This is such an informative and beneficial wiki. Not only does it provide the definition for Differentiated instruction, but it provides sample tiered lesson plans to illustrate what it is. Just as our students seek out from us to have examples so that they can meet our expectations, we too as teachers seek to have models of instruction before we dive head first into something new.
What I love about this image is that it quickly and succinctly lays out what a Tiered lesson is. As teachers, while we would love to fully indulge in lengthy research, sometimes with new concepts we need the bare essentials to fully grasp the rationale for its inclusion and why it would be to the benefit of everyone involved to implement it into instruction. This image does all of that.
Although this is demonstrating differentiated instruction and tiered learning in high school Science, it is very valuable in understanding the power of this teaching strategy in any content area. When you watch this video, you will be able to witness the reason why this type of instruction is advantageous for the students and the teachers. I have used this with my courses I teach to graduate students in the education profession.