Inclusion in the 21st-century Classroom: Differentiating With Technology

The diversity of the 21st-century classroom creates numerous challenges for teachers. The 26th Annual Report to Congress on IDEA reported that approximately ninety-six percent of general education teachers have students in their classroom with learning disabilities. This is not a surprising statistic, considering there are over six million students with disability classifications in the United States. The practice of differentiating instruction helps teachers address rigorous standards while responding to the individual needs of students. This article contains rich guidance in how to implement more inclusive instructional practices in the classroom.