"Child-centered education" is contrasted with "subject-centered education." In the former, teachers want to learn as much about their students as possible and tailor instruction to their interests and skill level. While they may teach, for example, the same weather concepts to the whole class, they "differentiate" their instruction to each student or similar students using the individual student profiles that they have created. These teachers teach the children. In the latter, teachers focus on the subject matter in their instruction and teach the same way to everyone in the class. These teachers teach the discipline.