Instruction

Differentiated Instruction

Differentiation is a way of teaching; it’s not a program or package of worksheets. It asks teachers to continually strive to know and to respond to each students’ needs and provide each one with experiences and tasks that will improve learning.

At Highlands, one of our primary goals is to maximize the capacity of our students. Through the development of a growth mindset, we seek to develop within our students the ability to “embrace challenge, persist longer, and view effort as critical to success.”  Our mission guides what we do, and one of our beliefs is that “every student is a valued individual with unique social, emotional, and intellectual needs.” While customizing the learning for our students, we are purposeful in differentiating instruction for our learners. We seek to accommodate the different ways students learn and to be purposeful in planning for and attending to students’ different phases of learning in the classroom. In our classrooms, you will see students learning as an entire class, working in small groups and individually on projects which not only capture their interests but also inspire them along their learning journey.
Highlands School, 4901 Old Leeds Road, Birmingham, AL 35213, (205) 956-9731
Highlands School's 'whole child' approach to education and commitment to academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership development prepare and motivate students in grades 4k through 8 to make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Highlands School holds dual accrediation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Associations of Independent Schools (SAIS).

For more information, visit www.highlandsschool.org.