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ERIC Number: ED512059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 192
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-1-5754-2324-3ISBN-978-1-5754-2324-1
Making Differentiation a Habit: How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms
Heacox, Diane
Free Spirit Publishing
If you're a teacher with an academically diverse classroom (and what classrooms aren't today?), you need this resource. Framed around the critical elements for success in today's classrooms, "Making Differentiation a Habit" gives educators specific, user-friendly tools to optimize teaching, learning, and assessment. Following on the heels of Diane Heacox's best-selling teacher resource, "Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom", this book offers new ideas, fresh perspectives, and additional research-based strategies to help teachers seamlessly integrate differentiation practices into their daily routines. With "Making Differentiation a Habit" you get all this and more: (1) Cutting-edge research that connects differentiation and Response to Intervention (RTI); (2) Easy-to-follow structure that helps you experience success in the classroom; (3) Practical and specific tools, surveys, templates, and checklists; (4) 100 illustrative figures and diagrams; (5) In-depth information on assessment, choice opportunities, tiered assignments, grouping methods, student independence, grading, differentiating for gifted learners, teacher leaders, and schoolwide action plans; and (6) CD-ROM with dozens of useful customizable reproducible forms and templates. This book contains 12 chapters: (1) Identifying Your Learning Goals; (2) Examining Your Professional Practices; (3) Applying Practical and Doable Assessment Strategies; (4) Using a Differentiated Learning Plan; (5) Motivating Learning through Choice Opportunities; (6) Prescribing Tiered Assignments and Using Flexible Grouping; (7) Maintaining Flexibility in Planning and Teaching; (8) Developing Student Responsibility and Independence; (9) Using Ethical Grading Practices; (10) Differentiating for Gifted and Talented Learners; (11) Using Differentiation Strategies in Response to Intervention; and (12) Providing Leadership for Differentiated Classrooms. List of Reproducible Pages, List of Figures, Foreword, Introduction, Conclusion, References and Resources and Index are also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Machine-Readable Data Files
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A