Differentiated instructional strategies: one size doesn't fit all

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Corwin Press, 2002 - Business & Economics - 145 pages
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"A teacher-friendly guide to differentiating instruction based on sound theory and best practice."
Joanne Quinn, OISE
University of Toronto

"A practical, persuasive, and useful guide. Differentiated Instructional Strategies is highly recommended reading for classroom educators and a seminal contribution to Teacher Education supplemental reading lists and academic reference collections."
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Find the strength and uniqueness in every child!

Differentiated instruction enables teachers to plan strategically so they can meet the needs of each and every student in today's highly diverse classroom ... and now the best practices and techniques for differentiated instruction have been brought together in a single volume by two of the field's most respected proponents.

Differentiated Instructional Strategies presents the practical techniques and processes that teachers can use to adjust learning based on individual students' knowledge, skills, experience, preferences, and needs. The most recent and best practices in pedagogy--the ones that make a real and positive difference in student achievement--are explored in-depth, including:

  • Creating a climate for learning
  • Knowing the learner
  • Assessing the learner
  • Adjusting, compacting, and grouping
  • Instructional strategies for student success

A variety of curriculum approaches, including Centers, Projects, Problem-Based Learning, Inquiry Models, and Contracts are all featured, complete with explanations and examples. A planning model is included as well, to help teachers make the right decisions about instruction and assessment on an individual basis.

Differentiated Instructional Strategies is an important resource for any teacher, new or experienced, who wants to help every student in the classroom learn and succeed.

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User Review  - Dana Schroeder - Goodreads

A very basic overview of differentiated instruction. This book is not for teachers seeking to deepen their knowledge of differentiation or explore ways to manage the differentiated classroom. Read full review

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User Review  - Kathy McC - Goodreads

Found some good ideas for integrating varied assignments into my curriculum. Read full review


Creating a Climate for Learning
Knowing the Learner
Assessing the Learner

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About the author (2002)

Gayle Gregory is an internationally known consultant who has specialized in brain compatible learning and differentiated instruction and assessment.

She presents practical teacher/student-friendly strategies grounded in sound research that educators find easy to use in the classroom or schoolhouse tomorrow. Her interactive style and modeling of strategies help teachers and administrators transfer new ideas with ease.

She has had extensive experience in elementary, middle and secondary schools, community colleges and universities. Gayle has also had district leadership roles including curriculum coordinator and staff development director. She has worked with Instructional Leadership Teams in many schools and district throughout the country focusing on data analysis, using assessment, both formative and summative, and differentiating instruction based on readiness, learning profiles and interests.

Her areas of expertise include brain-compatible learning, block scheduling, emotional intelligence, instructional and assessment practices, differentiated instructional strategies, using data to differentiate, literacy, presentation skills, renewal of secondary schools, enhancing teacher quality, coaching and mentoring, managing change and building professional learning communities.

Gayle is affiliated with many organizations, such as the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the National Staff Development Council. She is the author and co-author of numerous publications for teachers and administrators.

Gayle believes in life long learning for herself and others.

Carolyn Chapman is an international educational consultant, author, and teacher who has taught in kindergarten to college classrooms. Her interactive, hands-on professional development training sessions challenge educators to use strategies that ensure success for learners of all ages. Chapman has written many books about differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, multiple assessments, and the brain-compatible classroom. She is coauthor with Gayle Gregory of the landmark Corwin Press book Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All.

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