How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, 2nd Edition

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 141661267X

Category: Education

Page: 117

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Curiosity and inspiration are powerful catalysts for learning. In this 2nd edition of a book that has provided inspiration to countless teachers, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers three new chapters, extended examples and information in every chapter, and field-tested strategies that teachers can use in today's increasingly diverse classrooms. Tomlinson shows how to use students' readiness levels, interests, and learning profiles to address student diversity. In addition, the author shows teachers how to differentiate, or structure, lessons at every grade level and content area to provide scaffolds--as well as high-speed elevators--for * The content of lessons, * The processes used in learning, and * The products of learning. Teachers can draw on the book's practical examples as they begin to differentiate instruction in their own classrooms. Strategies include curriculum, compacting, sidebar investigations, entry points, graphic organizers, contracts, and portfolios. As Tomlinson says, Differentiation challenges us to draw on our best knowledge of teaching and learning. It suggests that there is room for both equity and excellence in our classrooms. How is this book different from the 1st edition? * 3 new chapters, focusing on teacher responses to student differences, providing new examples and strategies, addressing parent involvement, and discussing grading and assessment. * 16 new illustrations, showing examples of differentiated content, products, and processes. * New foreword. * More references and resources. * New, larger format and design
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The Differentiated Classroom

Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416618635

Category: Education

Page: 197

View: 3889

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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Differentiation and the Brain

How Neuroscience Supports the Learner-Friendly Classroom

Author: David A. Sousa,Carol Ann Tomlinson

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1935543350

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 6588

Examine the basic principles of differentiation in light of what current research on educational neuroscience has revealed. This research pool offers information and insights that can help educators decide whether certain curricular, instructional, and assessment choices are likely to be more effective than others. Learn how to implement differentiation so that it achieves the desired result of shared responsibility between teacher and student.
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Differentiated Instruction

A Guide for Middle and High School Teachers

Author: Amy Benjamin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317923685

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 4231

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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Managing a Differentiated Classroom

A Practical Guide, Grades K-8

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson,Marcia B. Imbeau

Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780545305846

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 8229

The go-to guide for the differentiated classroom from the top expert in the field!
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Differentiating Instruction for Students With Learning Disabilities

New Best Practices for General and Special Educators

Author: William N. Bender

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 141299859X

Category: Education

Page: 199

View: 9516

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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Differentiated Instructional Strategies

One Size Doesn't Fit All

Author: Gayle H. Gregory,Carolyn Chapman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452284474

Category: Education

Page: 232

View: 2754

Your favorite differentiated instruction text just got better! If you're in need of a single resource to put differentiated instruction immediately into practice, then follow the lead of 100,000+ teachers and look to Gregory and Chapman's ground-breaking text. With new strategies, updates throughout, a Common Core lesson-planning template, and a larger format, the third edition is an even richer resource with: A deep research base coupled with immediately useable examples A start-to-finish six-step process, beginning with establishing a classroom climate, then getting to know students An emphasis on formative assessment before, during, and after learning 70+ templates, tools, and questionnaires
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The Strategic Teacher

Selecting the Right Research-based Strategy for Every Lesson

Author: Harvey F. Silver,Richard W. Strong,Matthew J. Perini

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416606092

Category: Education

Page: 272

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Are you looking for high-impact, research-based strategies to transform your students into high-achieving and inspired learners? In The Strategic Teacher, you'll find a repertoire of strategies designed and proven to meet today's high standards and reach diverse learners. Twenty reliable, flexible strategies (along with dozens of variations) are organized into these groups of instruction: *mastery style to emphasize the development of student memory; *understanding style to expand students' capacities to reason and explain; *self-expressive style to stimulate and nourish students' imaginations and creativity; *interpersonal style to help students find meaning in the relationships they forge as partners and team members, united in the act of learning; and *four-style strategies that integrate all four styles. To guide teachers in delivering content to students, the authors started with the best research-based teaching and learning strategies and created a tool called the Strategic Dashboard. The dashboard provides information about each teaching strategy in a concise, visual profile; it is also designed to document how you incorporate current, highly respected research into your instructional plans. For each strategy, you'll find the following information: *a brief introduction to the strategy; *an example of a teacher using the strategy in the classroom; *the research base supporting the strategy and how the strategy benefits students; *how to implement the strategy using a list of clear steps; *guidance through the planning process, providing steps, examples, and suggestions for designing superior lessons; and *additional tools, strategies, and resources for adapting and expanding the use of each strategy. The authors have combined their years of research and practice to deliver reliable, high-impact, flexible teaching and learning strategies grounded in current, highly regarded research to teachers at all levels of experience.
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Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson,Marcia B. Imbeau

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416613331

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 2067

Today's teachers are responsible for a greater variety of learners with a greater diversity of needs than ever before. When you add in the ever-changing dynamics of technology and current events, the complexity of both students' and teachers' lives grows exponentially. Far too few teachers, however, successfully teach the whole class with the individual student in mind. In Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom, Carol Ann Tomlinson and Marcia B. Imbeau tackle the issue of how to address student differences thoughtfully and proactively. The first half of the book focuses on what it means for a teacher to effectively lead a differentiated classroom. Readers will learn how to be more confident and effective leaders for and in student-focused and responsive classrooms. The second half of the book focuses on the mechanics of managing a differentiated classroom. A teacher who has the best intentions, a dynamic curriculum, and plans for differentiation cannot--and will not--move forward unless he or she is at ease with translating those ideas into classroom practice. In other words, teachers who are uncomfortable with flexible classroom management will not differentiate instruction, even if they understand it, accept the need for it, and can plan for it. Tomlinson and Imbeau argue that the inherent interdependence of leading and managing a differentiated classroom is at the very heart of 21st-century education. This essential guide to differentiation also includes a helpful teacher's toolkit of activities and teaching strategies that will help any teacher expand his or her capacity to make room for and work tirelessly on behalf of every student.
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Differentiated Instruction Made Easy

Hundreds of Multi-Level Activities for All Learners

Author: Phyllis Kaplan,Virginia Rogers,Rande Webster

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780470372357

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 5365

Differentiated Instruction Made Easy is a hands-on resource that is designed for teachers to support the individual learning needs of their students as they participate in similar tasks. Teachers will find hundreds of creative ideas that will motivate and reinforce learning for all students in grades 3-8. The book's dynamic activities are targeted to specific subject areas and will help students to experience success despite their learning challenges.
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The Parallel Curriculum

A Design to Develop Learner Potential and Challenge Advanced Learners

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson,Sandra N. Kaplan,Joseph S. Renzulli,Jeanne H. Purcell,Jann H. Leppien,Deborah E. Burns,Cindy A. Strickland,Marcia B. Imbeau

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452239207

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 1457

Engage students with a rich curriculum that strengthens their capacity as learners and thinkers! Every learner is somewhere on a path toward expertise in a content area. This resource promotes a model for developing high-quality curriculum that moves learners along the continuum toward expertise and provides sample units and rubrics to help implement differentiated curriculum. Teachers can use four curriculum parallels that incorporate Ascending Intellectual Demand to: Determine current student performance levels Appropriately challenge all students in each subject area Extend the abilities of students who perform at advanced levels Provide learning activities that elevate analytical, critical, and creative thinking
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Differentiation for Gifted and Talented Students

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson,Sally M. Reis, Series Editor

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483361101

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 3347

Focusing on the link between gifted education and general education, this resource discusses the benefits of differentiating curriculum and instruction.
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Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design

Connecting Content and Kids

Author: Carol A. Tomlinson,Jay McTighe

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416602844

Category: Education

Page: 199

View: 5856

Shows how to combine two effective frameworks to provide a comprehensive approach to ensure all students are learning at maximum levels.
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Differentiating Math Instruction, K-8

Author: William N. Bender

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452255458

Category: Education

Page: 295

View: 3357

This seminal text is like no other, successfully blending the best of what technology has to offer with guidelines for meeting the objectives set forth by the Common Core.
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Differentiation in Practice

A Resource Guide for Differentiating Curriculum, Grades 5-9

Author: Carol A. Tomlinson,Caroline Cunningham Eidson

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 0871206552

Category: Education

Page: 247

View: 1940

Offers complete differentiated units of study in six core subjects, with each unit containing lesson plans, worksheets, assignments, rubrics, and other tools and strategies for teaching mixed-ability groups.
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Professional Development for Differentiating Instruction

An ASCD Action Tool

Author: Cindy A. Strickland

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416608117

Category: Education

Page: 273

View: 8347

This resource contains more than 45 tools and activities that make it easier for staff developers, teacher leaders, and other professional development leaders to show teachers and administrators how to successfully implement and maintain differentiated instruction. --from publisher description.
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Differentiated Instruction Using Technology

A Guide for Middle & HS Teachers

Author: Amy Benjamin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317923774

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 8656

Like Amy Benjamin’s other books, this one is easy to read and simple to implement. It demonstrates that you can manage the complexities of differentiated instruction – and save time -- by using technology as you teach. It showcases classroom-tested activities and strategies which are easy to apply in your own classroom.
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Think Big, Start Small

How to Differentiate Instruction in a Brain-Friendly Classroom

Author: Gayle Gregory,Martha Kaufeldt

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1935543083

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 4864

You no longer have to be a neuroscientist to understand how your students absorb knowledge. This easy-to-comprehend guide pares down the vast field of neuroscience and covers the brain basics that affect your classroom the most—attention, memory, emotions, and stress. With a variety of simple brain-compatible strategies, you’ll see a measurable difference in your differentiated classrooms.
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Professional Development for Differentiating Instruction

An ASCD Action Tool

Author: Cindy A. Strickland

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416608117

Category: Education

Page: 273

View: 8398

This resource contains more than 45 tools and activities that make it easier for staff developers, teacher leaders, and other professional development leaders to show teachers and administrators how to successfully implement and maintain differentiated instruction. --from publisher description.
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