Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All

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Corwin Press, 2007 - Education - 193 pages
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Praise for the First Edition:

'Highly recommended reading for classroom educators and a seminal contribution to Teacher Education supplemental reading lists and academic reference collections' - Midwest Book Review

'A teacher-friendly guide to differentiating instruction based on sound theory and best practice' - Joanne Quinn, OISE University of Toronto

'[The book] is highly recommended reading for classroom educators and a seminal contribution to Teacher Education supplemental reading lists and academic reference collections' - Wisconsin Bookwatch

'Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All provides information about strategies that will enable teachers to plan strategically so they can meet the needs of the wide variety of students in today's highly diverse classroom. Presented in an easy-to-use format, practical techniques and processes are shared that can be used to plan and adjust learning based on pre-assessment of individual students' knowledge, skills, experience, preferences, and needs' - Gifted Child Today

'My principals use Differentiated Instructional Strategies to design appropriate strategies for evaluating whether the needs of all learners have been met' - Linda S. Tafel, Professor, National-Louis University, Evanston Campus

Differentiated instruction enables teachers to plan strategically so they can meet the needs of each and every student in today's highly diverse classroom. Now the book offering best practices and techniques for differentiated instruction has been updated and expanded by two of the field's most respected proponents. Differentiated Instructional Strategies, Second Edition, features more of the practical techniques and processes that teachers can use to adjust learning based on individual students' knowledge, skills, experience, preferences, and needs.

This teacher-friendly guide is sure to be 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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Page v - Teachers must make every effort to know learners in order to meet their diverse needs. Just as clothing designers must know about the many fabrics and styles to create a garment to suit the wearer, so in classrooms we teachers must know about our learners so that we may find the strengths and uniqueness of each child.

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About the author (2007)

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.

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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