From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks: 100 Ways to Differentiate Instruction in K-12 Inclusive Classrooms / Edition 1

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Overview

Differentiated instruction engages students of all abilities as active learners, decision-makers, and problem solvers making educational experiences more meaningful for all. This one-of-a-kind book proves that designing differentiated instruction can be simple and fun! Packed with creative adaptation ideas like fidget bags, doodle notes, and choice boards, this book gives K-12 educators 100 teacher-designed, kid-tested strategies they can use to meet the needs of all students in inclusive classrooms. Ideal for helping students who need extra support, scaffolding, reminders, organization, or enrichment, this book gives general and special educators Easy adaptations in 10 key areas (see box) A user-friendly layout with a description, materials list, directions, an example, references, and vendors for every entry Full-color illustrations of each strategy Practical advice from expert educators Lists of resources and references to back up every entry These ready-to-use, research-based adaptations enhance motivation and improve achievement for all children including English-language learners and students with autism, emotional disabilities, cognitive disabilities, learning disabilities and other special needs. Everyone in the classroom will benefit from this timely, ultra-practical guidebook the go-to resource for any teacher who has ever had a doubt that differentiated instruction can be simple and fun!
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Editorial Reviews

Director of Pupil Personnel Services, Greenwich CT Public Schools - Mary Forde
"Like a travelogue to all of the best classrooms in the country . . . [a book]not about eduspeak and jargon, but about practical strategies that can be used in a variety of classes, with a range of students."
Inclusive School Works, Blacksburg, Virginia - Rachel Janney
"A treasure trove of strategies for making any classroom more inclusive. Differentiating instruction has never seemed easier—or more fun!"
Educational Consultant, Littleton, Colorado - Robi M. Kronberg
"Will be tremendously helpful to educators who are desirous of helping diverse learners achieve academic success."
President, Bayridge Consortium Inc. San Diego, California - Richard A. Villa
"Every educational practitioner will want to have this valuable resource as a part of their library. It is filled with helpful, fun, practical, and innovative strategies that will support diverse learners in mixed-ability classrooms."
Professor Emeritus, California State University, Northridge - June Downing
"Showcases one great idea after another in a very clear, easy to read format. Teachers will find this a truly clever and readily usable tool to support a wide range of students."
Assistant Professor, Tennessee Tech University - Helen T. Dainty
"A plethora of activities for all students in inclusive settings. This compilation of ideas is a great resource for teachers and I am considering using it as a supplemental text for a methods course for pre-service teachers."
Midwest Book Review - California Bookwatch
"Highly recommended for any education library seeking keys on differentiated instruction."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598570809
  • Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 319,798
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Paula Kluth, Ph.D., is one of today’s most popular and respected experts on autism and inclusive education. Through her work as an independent consultant and the high-energy presentations she gives to professionals across the country, Dr. Kluth helps educators and families create responsive,
engaging schooling experiences for students with disabilities and their peers, too. An internationally respected scholar and author, Dr. Kluth has written or cowritten several books for Paul H.
Brookes Publishing Co., including “You’re Going to Love This Kid!”: Teaching Students with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom, Second Edition (2010); Pedro’s Whale (2010); From Tutor Scripts to Talking Sticks:
100 Ways to Differentiate Instruction in Kâ?“12 Classrooms
(2010); “A Is for All Aboard!” (2010); “A Land
We Can Share”: Teaching Literacy to Students with Autism
(2008); and “Just Give Him the Whale!”: 20
Ways to Use Fascinations, Areas of Expertise, and Strengths to Support Students with Autism
(2008).

Sheila Danaher, M.S.Ed., is Assistant Principal and Inclusion Facilitator at John J. Audubon School, Chicago Public Schools, where she has worked for more than 20 years. She has also served as a special education teacher and an inclusion facilitator. Her areas of expertise include inclusive schooling, curricular adaptations, and autism. Since 2003, Sheila has supported students with autism in an inclusive setting with support from The Gust Foundation, a private organization that partners with Chicago Public Schools. Sheila has completed many certification trainings including Relationship Development Intervention, which she has used in her work as a consultant for families and school districts in the Chicago area.

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