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This updated edition presents a practical introduction to differentiation and explains how to differentiate instruction in a wide range of settings to provide variety and challenge. Chapters focus on evaluation in a differentiated classroom and how to manage both behavior and work tasks. The book includes connections to Common Core State Standards. Digital content includes a PowerPoint presentation for professional development, customizable forms from the book, and curriculum maps, workcards, and matrix plans.

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Genre: Education
Author: Diane Heacox
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Release: 2012-08-28
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781575426525

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Explains how to differentiate instruction across a broad spectrum of scenarios and students.

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Genre: Education
Author: Diane Heacox
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Release: 2002
File: 164 Pages
ISBN-13: 1575421054

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We differentiate instruction to honor the reality of the students we teach. They are energetic and outgoing. They are quiet and curious. They are confident and self-doubting. They are interested in a thousand things and deeply immersed in a particular topic. They are academically advanced and “kids in the middle” and struggling due to cognitive, emotional, economic, or sociological challenges. More of them than ever speak a different language at home. They learn at different rates and in different ways. And they all come together in our academically diverse classrooms. Written as a practical guide for teachers, this expanded third edition of Carol Ann Tomlinson’s groundbreaking work covers the fundamentals of differentiation and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. You’ll learn * What differentiation is and why it’s essential * How to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success * How to manage a differentiated classroom * How to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile * How to differentiate content, process, and products * How to prepare students, parents, and yourself for the challenge of differentiation First published in 1995 as How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, this new edition reflects evolving best practices in education, the experiences of practitioners throughout the United States and around the world, and Tomlinson’s continuing thinking about how to help each and every student access challenging, high-quality curriculum; engage in meaning-rich learning experiences; and feel at home in a school environment that “fits.”

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Genre: Education
Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: ASCD
Release: 2017-03-22
File: 186 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781416623304

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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.

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Genre: Education
Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: ASCD
Release: 2014-05-25
File: 197 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781416618638

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Offers proven ideas for how to match instructional approaches to the readiness, interests, and talents of all students.

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Genre: Education
Author: Carol A. Tomlinson
Publisher: ASCD
Release: 2001-01-01
File: 117 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780871205124

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Harness the 'power of two': Differentiated instruction plus technology equals a better learning environment for diverse students. Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms helps today's educators understand how to immediately use technology as a tool to differentiate instruction. The authors provide a variety of practical instructional strategies to accommodate a broad range of learning styles, abilities, and curriculum content. Creative, ready-to-use lessons mapped to curriculum content standards, activities, and templates allow teachers to kick-start their use of technology in differentiating instruction. Learn how to use technology to differentiate by student interest, readiness, ability, learning profile, content, process, and product. A chapter dedicated to applying technology to specific subjects--art, music, physical education, and foreign language--rounds out the instruction-specific content. The final two chapters focus on using technology to assess student learning and manage the differentiated classroom. Also available: National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers: Second Edition - ISBN 1564842436 IT's Elementary!: Integrating Technology in the Primary Grades - ISBN 1564842282 About the Author Grace E. Smith received a Ph.D. in Instructional (Educational) Technology from Wayne State University. Her experience includes 10 years as a teacher and reading specialist in public and private schools and eight years as a technology curriculum coordinator for a school district of 10,000 students. She has also worked as the director of continuing professional education at a business college, as an educational consultant, and as an adjunct professor at two universities, where she taught writing and technology courses. Stephanie Throne received a Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She has extensive experience in developing online educational materials and at one point was the first instructor at her institution to offer online foreign language classes. Assignments necessitating the use of technology have always played an important role in all of her classes. She currently works as an independent contractor for adult, high school, elementary and preschool Spanish classes and as a private tutor for students of college level Spanish, elementary reading, and math.

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Genre: Education
Author: Grace E. Smith
Publisher: International Society for Technology in educ
Release: 2007
File: 248 Pages
ISBN-13: 1564842339

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In this updated bestseller, Bender draws on the latest brain research and technology to bring a new focus to differentiating instruction in the context of the Common Core.

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Genre: Education
Author: William N. Bender
Publisher: Corwin Press
Release: 2012-09-04
File: 199 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781412998598

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This book demonstrates how to make your classroom more responsive to the needs of individual students with a wide variety of learning styles, interests, goals, cultural backgrounds, and prior knowledge. Focusing on grades 6 through 12, this book showcases classroom-tested activities and strategies. Differentiated Instruction: A Guide for Middle and High School Teachers shows you how to vary your instruction so you can respond to the needs of individual learners. The concrete examples in this book demonstrate how you can use differentiated instruction to clarify: - the content (what you want students to know and be able to do) - the process (how students are going to go about learning the content) - and the product (how they will show you what they know.) This book is uniquely interactive. It features "Reflections" to help you understand your teaching style and guide you towards developing habits of mind which result in effective differentiated instruction. Also included is a chapter on teaching students whose native language is not English.

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Genre: Education
Author: Amy Benjamin
Publisher: Eye On Education
Release: 2002
File: 163 Pages
ISBN-13: 193055639X

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Provides teachers with strategies for differentiating math instruction for the K-8 classroom.

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Genre: Education
Author: William N. Bender
Publisher: Corwin Press
Release: 2005-05-18
File: 150 Pages
ISBN-13: 0761931481

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Carol Ann Tomlinson and Tonya R. Moon take an in-depth look at assessment and show how differentiation can improve the process in all grade levels and subject areas. After discussing differentiation in general, the authors focus on how differentiation applies to various forms of assessment--pre-assessment, formative assessment, and summative assessment--and to grading and report cards. Readers learn how differentiation can --Capture student interest and increase motivation --Clarify teachers' understanding about what is most important to teach --Enhance students' and teachers' belief in student learning capacity; and --Help teachers understand their students' individual similarities and differences so they can reach more students, more effectively Throughout, Tomlinson and Moon emphasize the importance of maintaining a consistent focus on the essential knowledge, understandings, and skills that all students must acquire, no matter what their starting point. Detailed scenarios illustrate how assessment differentiation can occur in three realms (student readiness, interest, and learning style or preference) and how it can improve assessment validity and reliability and decrease errors and teacher bias. Grounded in research and the authors' teaching experience, Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom outlines a common-sense approach that is both thoughtful and practical, and that empowers teachers and students to discover, strive for, and achieve their true potential.

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Genre: Education
Author: Carol A. Tomlinson
Publisher: ASCD
Release: 2013
File: 157 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781416617730

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