The main premise behind Differentiated Instruction is to make it possible for all children to learn. In order to accomplish this, a teacher needs to know about their students
- how the students differ from one another
- learning preferences
- readiness and
The student profiles, which there are many examples of, help a teacher to get to know his/her students and to help him/her organize the classroom to accommodate instruction to meet the needs of as many children as possible in the classroom.