UDL Benefits for Teachers

  • UDL overcomes the flaws of the traditional assessment methods
  • It enables multiple representation of content moving away from the traditional teaching based upon textbooks
  • It gives teacher fairer, deeper more accurate understanding of student learning
  • UDL enables teacher to boost interaction and supporting tools helping student state and achieve the learning goals
  • It gives student flexibility in expression and flexibility in engagement serving as a platform to enhance skills, abilities and motivations that would  otherwise be hidden and overshadowed by the traditional teaching methods
  • UDL reduces students’ anxiety related to traditional assessment methods such as texting leading to a more conducive and enabling learning environment
  • The value of UDL is to adjust to individual differences to teaching unveiling hidden competencies thus adding to class performances
  • UDL is a scientifically valid framework
  • Flexibility allows teacher to align assessment more closely with teaching goals and methods
  • Teacher can evaluate student more accurately adding fairness to the assessment process
  • New legislation compels teachers to adhere to UDL principles
  • UDL follows scientifically based research on how the brain works and how we learn.
  • Research emphasizes that we have to engage the three different networks in order to maximize learning

About walter demartis

The George Washington University, Washington(DC) USA View all posts by walter demartis

One response to “UDL Benefits for Teachers

  • pongsuda

    This is a very good summary of the benefit of UDL for teachers. I think the best way to explain how UDL works is to compare the traditional and UDL approaches to the four components of curriculum: goals, instructional instructions, materials and assessments.

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