How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed Ability Classrooms 2nd Edition

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416612674
Release Date: 2001-04-15
Genre: Education

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

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms Third Edition

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416623335
Release Date: 2017-03-22
Genre: Education

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.”

The Differentiated Classroom

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416618638
Release Date: 2014-05-25
Genre: Education

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.

Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom

Author: Diane Heacox
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781575426525
Release Date: 2012-08-28
Genre: Education

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.

Making Differentiation a Habit

Author: Diane Heacox
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
ISBN: 9781631982088
Release Date: 2018-04-18
Genre: Education

In this updated edition of her guide to daily differentiated instruction, Diane Heacox outlines the critical elements for success in today’s class­rooms. She gives educators evidence-based differentiation strategies and user-friendly tools to optimize teaching, learning, and assessment for all students. New features include an expanded section on grading, informa­tion on connections between personalized learning and differentiation, integration of strategies with tier one instructional interventions, scaf­folding strategies, revised planning templates, and updated resources, which include digital tools and apps for assessment. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book. A free downloadable PLC/Book Study Guide is available at freespirit.com/PLC.

Leadership for Differentiating Schools and Classrooms

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416612476
Release Date: 2011-03-30
Genre: Education

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.

Tools for Teaching

Author: Fredric H. Jones
Publisher: fredjones.com
ISBN: 9780965026321
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Education

"Integrating discipline and instruction, K-12"--P. [4] of cover.

How the Best Teachers Differentiate Instruction

Author: Monique Magee
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317927143
Release Date: 2013-10-02
Genre: Education

This accessible and practical guide shows teachers how to provide their students with a variety of ways to strengthen their understanding of new material. A selection of assessments is also available to ensure that students have mastered classroom content, regardless of their individual learning styles, abilities, and needs. Contents include: What is differentiated instruction and why do we differentiate? Know your students Management for differentiated instruction 12 ways to differentiate And more!

Differentiated Instruction Using Technology

Author: Amy Benjamin
Publisher: Eye On Education
ISBN: 9781930556836
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

Looks at how teachers can advance their teaching skills by utilizing technology to meet the different needs of students in middle and high schools.

Differentiated Instruction Made Easy

Author: Phyllis Kaplan
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 0470372354
Release Date: 2008-10-06
Genre: Education

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.

Differentiation for Gifted and Talented Students

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781483361109
Release Date: 2004-03-06
Genre: Education

Focusing on the link between gifted education and general education, this resource discusses the benefits of differentiating curriculum and instruction.

What Principals Need to Know About Differentiated Instruction

Author: Gayle Gregory
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 9781935542490
Release Date: 2012-07-16
Genre: Education

Principals are instrumental in the teacher’s understanding of a differentiated classroom. This valuable resource gives administrators the knowledge and skills needed to enable teachers to implement and sustain differentiation. Learn information and strategies to jump-start, guide, and coach teachers as they respond to the needs of diverse students, including students with special needs, students with attention deficit disorder, gifted learners, and English learners.

Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom

Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 9781416613336
Release Date: 2010-11-15
Genre: Education

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.

Strategies for Differentiating Instruction

Author: Julia Roberts
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781593637538
Release Date: 2008-10-01
Genre: Education

This updated second edition of the best-selling Strategies for Differentiating Instruction offers practical strategies that allow all students to learn at appropriately challenging levels and make continuous progress by focusing on their various levels of knowledge and readiness to learn. Written in a teacher-friendly manner, the book presents strategies that can be used in any classroom to ensure that each student's needs are met. Educational Resource