Making Differentiation a Habit: How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms (Google eBook)

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Free Spirit Publishing, Apr 1, 2009 - Education - 192 pages
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Framed around critical elements for success in academically diverse environments, this book gives educators specific, user-friendly tools to optimize teaching, learning, and assessment. Following on the heels of Heacox's best-selling Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom, this book offers new ideas, fresh perspectives, and additional research-based strategies designed to help teachers seamlessly integrate differentiation practices into their daily routines. Offers a wealth of practical and specific tools, templates, and checklists. Digital content includes reproducible forms.
  

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Review: Making Differentiation a Habit: How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms

User Review  - Christina - Goodreads

Although the writing is a bit repetitive, this book contains many practical, concrete ideas for differentiation in an elementary or middle school classroom. I found the chapter covering the "how to ... Read full review

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User Review  - Angela Dryer - Goodreads

Differentiation is an essential when working with students. This book helps you to become aware of all the aspects that go into differentiation and helps you to infuse the multitude of strategies into your classroom. Remember, it is all about small steps at first. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Identifying Your Learning Goals
6
Examining Your Professional Practices
11
Applying Practical and Doable Assessment Strategies
25
Using a Differentiated Learning Plan
57
Motivating Learning Through Choice Opportunities
71
Prescribing Tiered Assignments and Using Flexible Grouping
85
Maintaining Flexibility in Planning and Teaching
107
Using Ethical Grading Practices
130
Differentiating for Gifted and Talented Learners
136
Using Differentiation Strategies in Response to Intervention
153
Providing Leadership for Differentiated Classrooms
158
Conclusion
168
References and Resources
170
Index
174
About the Author
179

Developing Student Responsibility and Independence
118

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About the author (2009)

Diane Heacox, Ed.D., is an associate professor of Education at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses. Previously she was a K–12 instructional specialist and classroom teacher.

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