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Differentiation for Gifted Learners by
Call Number: 371.95 HEA
Publication Date: 2013
Within a group of advanced learners, the variety of abilities, talents, interests, and learning styles can be formidable. Differentiating for them must go beyond adjusting content levels, task complexity, or product choice. For the first time, this book connects the unique learning differences among gifted students to the specific teaching methods used to tailor their educational experiences.
Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom by
Call Number: 371.39 TOM
Publication Date: 2013
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.
Differentiating the High School Classroom by
Call Number: 371.39 NUN
Publication Date: 2006
Differentiated instruction (DI) has been shown to maximize both learning and neural development for students of diverse backgrounds and abilities. This book examines DI at the secondary level.
Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades 7–12
100 ways to keep adolescent ELLs engaged This versatile handbook is for middle school and high school educators who need to differentiate literacy instruction for adolescent ELL students at various stages of literacy competency. Adapted from the highly successful Differentiated Literacy Strategies for Student Growth and Achievement in Grades 7–12, the authors use brain-based strategies and texts that appeal to older learners who may have had interrupted formal education or come from newly arrived immigrant populations. More than 100 hands-on tools help teachers develop students'competencies in: Content areas, including vocabulary, concept attainment, and comprehension Technology, such as information searching, evaluation, and synthesis Creative applications and 21st century skills ·
Handbook on Differentiated Instruction for Middle & High Schools
This book has an abundance of time-saving, practical strategies for teachers in grades 6-12. A treasury of activities and resources, this book explains, demonstrates, and helps you select among a wide variety of differentiation processes, such as whole class differentiation, tiered lessons, learning centers, flexible grouping, literature circles, individualized instruction, independent study, and learning contracts.
DIFFERENTIATED and MEANINGFUL INSTRUCTION: Turning around Districtwide Performance by Immersing Students in an Engaging, Literacy-Rich Environment
The author discusses how a literacy initiative in the Rowan-Salisbury, North Carolina had transformed it from a low performing district to a better performing district on school tests. It discusses how the literacy initiative was based on student performance data and use of technology support including the use of cloud solution Achieve3000 and laptops for high school students. It looks at the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) process aligned with College and Career Readiness Standards (CCRS).
Making the Case for Differentiation
Three misconceptions about differentiated instruction prevent some teachers from using it: it is just another new fad that will fade away; it requires a separate lesson plan for every student; and it is not worth the effort. Examining those ideas through the perspectives of actual teaching experience and sound research proves them to be just what they are: faulty thinking. In clarifying those misconceptions, this article offers numerous examples of successful differentiation and makes the case for its prominent place in every teacher's repertoire.
Orchestrating Multiple Intelligences
The article discusses teaching for multiple intelligences. The response of educational institutions to multiple intelligences theory is often to group students according to intelligence scores or require teachers to prepare eight or nine entry points in their lesson plans. This response is mistaken in that it treats multiple intelligences theory as an education policy, rather than an explanation of how the mind works. The proper way to integrate multiple intelligences theory in curricula is to develop rich lesson plans and teaching methods that allow students to nurture themselves in their own way.