Differentiation for Real Classrooms

Author: Kathleen Kryza
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452273626
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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With illustrations, vignettes, sample lessons, and adaptations for ESL and students with special needs, this book offers dozens of practical strategies for differentiating lessons to reach all learners.

Differentiated Instruction

Author: Patti Drapeau
Publisher: Scholastic Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439517782
Format: PDF, ePub
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Describes how to make differentiated instruction work in classrooms.

The Differentiated Classroom

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416618635
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Passing the English as a Second Language ESL Supplemental TExES Exam

Author: Elaine L. Wilmore
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452290490
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Master the TExES with down-to-earth test prep strategies ESL certification is attainable if one understands the domains and competencies represented in the test and masters test prep skills. Dr. Elaine Wilmore, known for her popular TExES preparation seminars, synthesizes her knowledge and experiences and gives readers a practical approach to passing the ESL Supplemental Exam. Written in a conversational tone, the book uses real examples to help readers connect theory with actual practice and offers: Thorough discussions of relevant concepts related to domains and competencies Tables and graphics for visual and kinesthetic learners Chapter summaries highlighting “Important Points” and the author’s “Guess My Favorites” learning tips Test-taking strategies and sample exam questions

Differentiation Made Simple

Author: Mary Ann Carr
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781593633653
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Offers classroom management tools and generic questions and activities to help teachers adapt instruction to meet individual needs within their classrooms.

Handbook of Executive Functioning

Author: Sam Goldstein
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461481066
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Planning. Attention. Memory. Self-regulation. These and other core cognitive and behavioral operations of daily life comprise what we know as executive functioning (EF). But despite all we know, the concept has engendered multiple, often conflicting definitions and its components are sometimes loosely defined and poorly understood. The Handbook of Executive Functioning cuts through the confusion, analyzing both the whole and its parts in comprehensive, practical detail for scholar and clinician alike. Background chapters examine influential models of EF, tour the brain geography of the executive system and pose salient developmental questions. A section on practical implications relates early deficits in executive functioning to ADD and other disorders in children and considers autism and later-life dementias from an EF standpoint. Further chapters weigh the merits of widely used instruments for assessing executive functioning and review interventions for its enhancement, with special emphasis on children and adolescents. Featured in the Handbook: The development of hot and cool executive function in childhood and adolescence. A review of the use of executive function tasks in externalizing and internalizing disorders. Executive functioning as a mediator of age-related cognitive decline in adults. Treatment integrity in interventions that target executive function. Supporting and strengthening working memory in the classroom to enhance executive functioning. The Handbook of Executive Functioning is an essential resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners and graduate students in clinical child, school and educational psychology; child and adolescent psychiatry; neurobiology; developmental psychology; rehabilitation medicine/therapy and social work.

Differentiated Instruction Made Practical

Author: Rhonda Bondie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351248456
Format: PDF
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Need to decide when, why, and how to differentiate instruction in the classroom? Differentiated Instruction Made Practical introduces teachers to All Learners Learning Every Day (ALL-ED), an easy-to-use framework that enables tailored instruction for every learner. These unique, self-regulated learning routines were developed by an experienced K-12 teacher and researcher in collaboration with an educational psychology scholar. Filled with useful classroom examples, evaluation procedures, self-reflection activities, and relevant background information, this essential guide will help classroom teachers think on their feet and promote success for all students—not just the middle of the pack.

Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Educational Needs

Author: Peter Westwood
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113686492X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this era of inclusive education it is essential that all teachers have a sound understanding of the nature of students’ special educational needs and how these needs may best be met in the classroom. Not only must teachers understand and accept students with disabilities and learning problems, but they must also possess a wide range of teaching and management strategies. Similar knowledge and skills are also required by classroom assistants and other personnel working in a support role in schools. This book offers sound practical advice on assessment and intervention based on the latest research evidence from the field. This fully revised and updated sixth edition includes chapters on: general and specific learning difficulties students with autism intellectual, physical or sensory impairments self-regulation social skills behaviour management literacy and numeracy curriculum adaptation teaching methods. In addition, the book presents a new chapter on the special needs of gifted and talented students. The practical advice the author gives throughout the book is embedded within a clear theoretical context supported by current research and classroom practice.

Transformative Teaching

Author: Kathleen Kryza
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781936763382
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Transformative Teaching: Changing Today's Classrooms Culturally, Academically, and Emotionally by Kathleen Kryza, MaryAnn Brittingham, and Alicia Duncan supports the many different kinds of learners in schools. As teachers with varied classroom experiences, the authors have brought together the most effective strategies for leading diverse students in developing the skills they'll need culturally, academically, and emotionally both inside and outside the classroom. The authors emphasize that it is crucial to teach all students by providing each unique student with skills for his or her hero's journey while teachers learn from learners and embark on their own journeys as teacher heroes. They explore six learning foundations--(1) a safe learning environment, (2) procedures and routines, (3) growth mindset, (4) student talk, (5) student self-assessment, and (6) mindfulness--and three ways of teaching to keep the emotional, cultural, and academic self in mind.

The Differentiated School

Author: Carol Tomlinson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416612483
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Looking for advice and guidance on how to implement differentiated instruction throughout your school? Learn from the experts. Administrators and teachers alike will find viable ideas and answers to questions as leaders at two schools share milestones and vignettes from their real-life experiences in converting entire faculties to this dynamic approach to teaching and learning. The authors balance broadly applicable guidance with specific illustrations of how two schools--a middle-income elementary school and a mixed-income high school--experienced the change process in dramatically different ways. In both instances, the new approach to teaching and learning had sweeping, positive results for staff and students. Carol Ann Tomlinson, Kay Brimijoin, and Lane Narvaez have combined their expertise with differentiation in schools--including professional development, research, leadership, coaching, and teaching--to highlight factors that contributed to the continuing success of school reinvention efforts such as *Approaching change with the particular school culture in mind. *Leading a staff toward change with appropriate pushes, pauses, and acknowledgments. *Fostering continued growth in understanding and skill with differentiation in the classroom. *Encouraging teachers to reinforce one another's strengths. *Monitoring progress toward expanded flexibility in instructional approaches. *Nurturing teacher leaders who can sustain the effort beyond one principal's tenure. *Providing strong support and role models for deep and broad changes in the school's teaching practices and learning potential. Every educator seeking to move beyond isolated efforts to differentiate instruction will find practical support and inspiration in this book. At the same time, you'll gain understanding about the key characteristics needed for deep, lasting instructional change that taps into the learning potential of all students in your classrooms and schools.