Special Education students, as well as ELL students, will need to have differentiated instruction for their most effective learning success. Diverse learners need differentiation because they have so many varied needs which are present in the same classroom that no one, particular, approach will work best, but a series of different approaches and teaching techniques and materials. The teacher must use scaffolding and start with the very very basic knowledge the student has, and try to slowly build upon that, rather than presenting totally new material unknown to the student. Likewise, teachers must be aware of the planning pyramid which is used in dealing with these types of students. There must be the idea of what ALL students will be able to learn ( which is at the bottom of the pyramid ), what MOST ...
Various methods of modifications to afford all types of special education and ELL learners are clearly embedded.