Differentiation for the Adolescent Learner: Accommodating Brain Development, Language, Literacy, and Special Needs

Differentiation for the Adolescent Learner: Accommodating Brain Development, Language, Literacy, and Special Needs

by Glenda Beamon Crawford
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412940532

ISBN-13: 9781412940535

Pub. Date: 05/22/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Activate learning with practical techniques that put brain research and technology into practice!

Translating brain research into practical classroom strategies, this valuable resource for adolescent-centered teaching provides keys to curriculum design, instruction, and assessment within the context of a developmentally appropriate, differentiated approach. This

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Overview

Activate learning with practical techniques that put brain research and technology into practice!

Translating brain research into practical classroom strategies, this valuable resource for adolescent-centered teaching provides keys to curriculum design, instruction, and assessment within the context of a developmentally appropriate, differentiated approach. This book focuses on learners’ intellectual, social, and emotional needs and equips teachers with:

  • A six-point differentiation model
  • Tactics tailored to English Language Learners, gifted learners, and students with special needs
  • Ways to capitalize on technology
  • Brain-friendly instructional practices grounded in universal design for learning (UDL)
  • Techniques to create environments aligned with adolescents’ specific developmental needs

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412940535
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
05/22/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by David H. Reilly
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Introduction and Overview
1. Differentiation and the Learning Brain
It's All About Good Teaching Practice
The Learning Brain
Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
Cognitive Access for Learning
Evolving Conversations About Differentiation
Developmentally Responsive Differentiation
The Language of Differentiation
Content Differentiation
Process Differentiation
Product Differentiation
Powerful Learning Experiences
Differentiation Design Principles
Summary and Looking Ahead
2. Differentiation and Adolescent Development
Adolescent Development
Adolescents as Learners
Personal Connection
Emotional Engagement
Appropriate Intellectual Challenge
Purposeful Social Interaction
Metacognitive Development
A Supportive Learning Environment
A Prime Time for Learning
Brain-Compatible Instruction: A Summary
Summary and Looking Ahead
3. Adolescent-Centered Differentiation: Evaluation, Expectation, Engagement, and Exploration
Start With the Students
A Curriculum of Consequence
Getting and Keeping Their Attention
Flexigle Opportunities for Interaction
Summary and Looking Ahead
4. Metacognitive Extension in Adolescent-Centered Differentiation
The Power of Adolescent Metacognition
Cognitive Modeling
Metacognitive Coaching
Guided Metacognitive Inquiry
Teaching for Transfer
Differentiation in PBL: Two Examples
Summary and Looking Ahead
5. A Differentiated Learning Environment: The Affective, Social-Emotional, and Physical Dimensions
Invitations to Learn
The Social Dimension of the Learning Environment
Varying the Physical Environment
Managing the Differentiated Learning Environment
Summary and Looking Ahead
6. The Intellectual Dimension in the Differentiated Environment
The Intellectual Dimension of the Learning Environment
Interaction in the Differentiated Learning Environment
The New Geography of Learning
Summary and Looking Ahead
7. Learning Patterns and Profiles
Patterns of Responsive Teaching
Determining Student Variance
Clusters of Commonality
Cluster 1: Gifted or Advanced Learners
Cluster 2: English Language Learners (ELL)
Cluster Group 3: Students With Learning Challenges
Summary and Looking Ahead
Epilogue: A Shared Commitment to Equity
Project-Based Learning
In Conclusion
Glossary of Adolescent-Centered Differentiation Terminology
References
Index

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