Try going a week without hearing a call for a massive overhaul of our educational system. Parents, students, educators, bureaucrats, pundits . . . everyone says something must be done. But what? And who should do it? In this environment, school leaders must build bridges for change. As the system now stands, many students spend great portions of their lives feeling inferior if they struggle, invisible if they already know the material, problematic if they're not a child of the dominant culture, and perverse if they question the school agenda. This book explores how school leaders can develop responsive, personalized, and differentiated classrooms. Differentiation is simply a teacher attending to the learning needs of a particular student or small group of students, rather than teaching a class as though all individuals in it were basically alike. Expert educators teach individuals the most important things in the most effective ways. No single approach works with all students. Classrooms function best when teachers and students join to develop multiple avenues to learning. Until every student is growing and successful, our own growth is unfinished. The authors show how school leaders can encourage and support growth in our classrooms.
In this one-stop resource for middle and high school teachers, Kristina J. Doubet and Jessica A. Hockett explore how to use differentiated instruction to help students be more successful learners--regardless of background, native language, learning style, motivation, or school savvy. They explain how to * Create a healthy classroom community in which students' unique qualities and needs are as important as the ones they have in common. * Translate curriculum into manageable and meaningful learning goals that are fit to be differentiated. * Use pre-assessment and formative assessment to uncover students' learning needs and tailor tasks accordingly. * Present students with avenues to take in, process, and produce knowledge that appeal to their varied interests and learning profiles. * Navigate roadblocks to implementing differentiation. Each chapter provides a plethora of practical tools, templates, and strategies for a variety of subject areas developed by and for real teachers. Whether you’re new to differentiated instruction or looking to expand your repertoire of DI strategies, Differentiation in Middle and High School will show you classroom-tested ways to better engage students and help them succeed every day.
Hundreds of useful ideas for meeting the needs of each child The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is thedefinitive reference for DI for teachers in grades K-12. Ready forimmediate use, it offers over 150 up-to-date lists for developinginstructional materials, lesson planning, and assessment. Organizedinto 12 convenient sections, the book is full of practicalexamples, teaching ideas, and activities that can be used oradapted to meet students' diverse needs. Coverage includescurriculum design, lesson planning, instructional strategies,assessment, classroom management, strategies by subject area (fromLanguage Arts to Math to Physical Education), new media, etc. Offers an easy-to-use guide that gives quick tips and methodsto plan effectively for delivering truly differentiatedlessons Filled with helpful DI lists, lesson plans, strategies,assessments, and more Jennifer Fox is the author of the bestselling book YourChild's Strengths The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is ahands-on guide for meeting the instructional needs of all studentsso that they can reach their full potential.
Although much has changed in schools in recent years, the power of differentiated instruction remains the same--and the need for it has only increased. Today's classroom is more diverse, more inclusive, and more plugged into technology than ever before. And it's led by teachers under enormous pressure to help decidedly unstandardized students meet an expanding set of rigorous, standardized learning targets. In this updated second edition of her best-selling classic work, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers these teachers a powerful and practical way to meet a challenge that is both very modern and completely timeless: how to divide their time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct so many students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests. With a perspective informed by advances in research and deepened by more than 15 years of implementation feedback in all types of schools, Tomlinson explains the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction, explores the variables of curriculum and learning environment, shares dozens of instructional strategies, and then goes inside elementary and secondary classrooms in nearly all subject areas to illustrate how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and strategies to respond to the needs of all learners. This book's insightful guidance on what to differentiate, how to differentiate, and why lays the groundwork for bringing differentiated instruction into your own classroom or refining the work you already do to help each of your wonderfully unique learners move toward greater knowledge, more advanced skills, and expanded understanding. Today more than ever, The Differentiated Classroom is a must-have staple for every teacher's shelf and every school's professional development collection.
Effective Collaboration, Communication, and Change Through Personality Type
Author: Jane A. G. Kise
Publisher: Corwin Press
This resource shows how an understanding of personality types and adults' individual leadership styles helps build school teams that can collaborate and distribute leadership responsibilities more effectively.