Differentiated Instruction
To differentiate instruction is to recognize students' varying background knowledge, readiness, language, preferences in learning and interests; and to react responsively. Differentiated instruction is a process to teaching and learning for students of differing abilities in the same class. The intent of differentiating instruction is to maximize each student's growth and individual success by meeting each student where he or she is and assisting in the learning process.

--Above definition taken from: _Differentiated Instruction and Implications for UDL Implementation_ by Tracey Hall, Nicole Strangman, and Anne Meyer