Bloom’s Taxonomy and Differentiated Learning

As a junior high Social Studies teacher I have strived to make learning interesting, but more importantly accessible to all my students. Utilizing Bloom’s Taxonomy has shown to be an invaluable resource because it provides a type of check list that can be followed to insure that the teaching lessons I am developing will address the learning, teaching, and assessing that is necessary for meeting the lesson’s intended educational objectives. Working in unison with Bloom’s Taxonomy are the various strategies offered by differentiated learning that will ensure that this learning is going to reach the widest intended student audience. Differentiated instruction is a method of designing and delivering instruction to best reach each student.Employing a combination of both of these important teaching strategies helps to ensure that a higher percentage of student learning needs are being met.