Differentiating the High School Classroom: Solution Strategies for 18 Common Obstacles

Differentiating the High School Classroom: Solution Strategies for 18 Common Obstacles

by Kathie F. Nunley
     
 

If this is how you feel about differential instruction (DI), you are not alone. Although research shows that DI maximizes learning and neural development, teachers still struggle with its challenges, especially in the high school classroom. Applying her unique expertise as a researcher, teacher, trainer, and parent, Kathie F. Nunley provides practical and

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Overview

If this is how you feel about differential instruction (DI), you are not alone. Although research shows that DI maximizes learning and neural development, teachers still struggle with its challenges, especially in the high school classroom. Applying her unique expertise as a researcher, teacher, trainer, and parent, Kathie F. Nunley provides practical and supportive solutions to the real obstacles teachers face in mixed ability classrooms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412917155
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Kathie F. Nunley delights teachers from around the world with her practical solutions to the challenges of today’s diverse classrooms. With more than 15 years of high school classroom teaching experience in both urban and suburban schools, she is the developer of the Layered Curriculum method of instruction. Nunley is a noted speaker at state, national, and international conferences and has authored several books and articles on brain biology and teaching in the mixed-ability classroom.

Table of Contents

Introduction : I just can't do that in my school/classroom/situation
Solution to obstacle 1 : I long to return to the good old days1
Solution to obstacle 2 : I thought I was differentiating11
Solution to obstacle 3 : I teach the way I was taught17
Solution to obstacle 4 : I don't know how23
Solution to obstacle 5 : I have too much content to cover35
Solution to obstacle 6 : I'm good at lecturing41
Solution to obstacle 7 : I can't see how I would grade all those different assignments51
Solution to obstacle 8 : I thought differentiated instruction was for elementary schools59
Solution to obstacle 9 : I subscribe to ability grouping65
Solution to obstacle 10 : I have real logistic issues73
Solution to obstacle 11 : I want my classroom under control81
Solution to obstacle 12 : I don't know how to measure my students' learning styles89
Solution to obstacle 13 : I have neither the time nor the funding for all that97
Solution to obstacle 14 : I've been teaching this way for years and it works103
Solution to obstacle 15 : there's no support for it at my school109
Solution to obstacle 16 : my district requires me to follow a prescribed text115
Solution to obstacle 17 : parents expect lecture format in high school for college prep121
Solution to obstacle 18 : the bottom line - if they are learning, you are teaching129

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