ˌdifəˈren(t)SHēˌāt/verbverb: differentiate; 3rd person present: differentiates; past tense: differentiated; past participle: differentiated; gerund or present participle: differentiating
1. recognize or ascertain what makes (someone or something) different."children can differentiate the past from the present"
- identify differences between (two or more things or people)."he is unable to differentiate between fantasy and reality"synonyms:distinguish, discriminate, make/draw a distinction, tell the difference, tell apart "he was unable to differentiate between fantasy and reality"
- make (someone or something) appear different or distinct."Twain was careful to differentiate Huck's speech from that of other white people"synonyms:make different, distinguish, set apart, single out, separate, mark off "this differentiates their business from all other booksellers"
Differential Instruction is a proactive way of teaching and planning so that children are continually being evaluated, challenged, and progressing towards personal success with learning. It means that students are engaged in meaningful lessons that address their areas of need as well as enhance their strengths. It is an ever-changing process that is student driven based on individual abilities and learning styles.