The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model: How to Challenge Gifted Students and Improve Achievement for All

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Free Spirit Publishing, Apr 15, 2008 - Education - 224 pages
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In today’s standards-driven era, how can teachers motivate and challenge gifted learners and ensure that all students reach their potential—without major budget implications? This book provides a compelling answer: the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model (SCGM). The authors explain how the model differs from grouping practices of the past, and they present a roadmap for implementing, sustaining, and evaluating schoolwide cluster grouping. Practitioners will find a wealth of teacher-tested classroom strategies along with detailed information on identifying students for clusters, gaining support from parents, and providing ongoing professional development. Digital content features customizable reproducible forms and a PowerPoint presentation designed for in-service training.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Implementing the Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model SCGM
11
What Is the SCGM? How Does It Work?
12
Planning and Introducing the SCGM
27
Identifying Students for GiftedCluster Groups
44
Staffing the SCGM
75
The SCGM in Action Working with Studentsin the Classroom
83
Compacting and Differentiating Curriculum That Students Have Already Mastered
84
Sustaining the SCGM
157
Professional Development for All Staff
158
Evaluating the Effectiveness of the SCGM
174
A Note to Parents
197
Appendixes
199
Index
208
About the Authors
212
Copyright

Compacting and Differentiating Curriculum When the Content Is New to Students
116

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Susan Winebrenner is a full-time consultant in staff development. She presents workshops and seminars nationally and internationally, helping educators translate educational research into classroom practice.

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