Making Differentiation a Habit: How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms

Overview


Framed around critical elements for success in academically diverse environments, this book gives educators specific, user-friendly tools to optimize teaching, learning, and assessment. Following on the heels of Heacox's best-selling Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom, this book offers new ideas, fresh perspectives, and additional research-based strategies designed to help teachers seamlessly integrate differentiation practices into their daily routines. Offers a wealth of practical and ...
See more details below
Paperback (Book with Digital Content)
$29.12
BN.com price
(Save 27%)$39.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (9) from $10.05   
  • New (3) from $29.11   
  • Used (6) from $10.00   
Sending request ...

Overview


Framed around critical elements for success in academically diverse environments, this book gives educators specific, user-friendly tools to optimize teaching, learning, and assessment. Following on the heels of Heacox's best-selling Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom, this book offers new ideas, fresh perspectives, and additional research-based strategies designed to help teachers seamlessly integrate differentiation practices into their daily routines. Offers a wealth of practical and specific tools, templates, and checklists. Digital content includes reproducible forms.

Selected as an AEP Distinguished Achievement Award winner in the Professional Development category.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"Differentiation is not something to be done occasionally or when the mood strikes. Instead, it should be a habit embedded into all good teaching practices. This is an important book that makes differentiation doable for all teachers in academically diverse classrooms." —Carolyn Coil, Ed.D., educational consultant and author, Pieces of Learning

"Diane Heacox has gone well beyond the marvelous path she set for us with her first book on differentiation. Making Differentiation a Habit is a wonderful synthesis of several well-respected and current resources on differentiation and assessment, all brought down to a teacher-friendly level and immediately usable in classrooms. Ms. Heacox makes differentiated instruction almost fun for teachers!" —Karen B. Rogers, Ph.D., Professor of Education, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575423241
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Edition description: Book with Digital Content
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 117,316
  • Age range: 5 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Diane Heacox, Ed.D., is an associate professor of Education at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses. Previously she was a K–12 instructional specialist and classroom teacher.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

LIST OF REPRODUCIBLE PAGES

LIST OF FIGURES

FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION
Critical Elements for Success in a Differentiated Classroom
About This Book
How to Use This Book

Chapter 1: Identifying Your Learning Goals
Differentiation and Content Standards
Know Your KUDo’s
Thinking Through the When and How of Differentiation

Chapter 2: Examining Your Professional Practices
Know Yourself as a Teacher
Know Your Students

Chapter 3: Applying Practical and Doable Assessment Strategies
The Role of Preassessment in Differentiation
Formative Assessment
Summative Assessment
Should I Differentiate Assessments?
Assessment Modifications for Special Needs Students
Differentiated Grading on Differentiated Assessments

Chapter 4: Using a Differentiated Learning Plan
The Nine Phases of Using the Differentiated Learning Plan
When and How to Differentiate Using a DLP

Chapter 5: Motivating Learning Through Choice Opportunities 
Offering Choices in Content, Process, and Products
Formats for Choice Opportunities
Using Choice Opportunities with Primary Students
Shopping for Ideas for Choice Opportunities

Chapter 6: Prescribing Tiered Assignments and Using Flexible Grouping
Tiered Assignments
Grouping in a Variety of Ways for a Variety of Purposes

Chapter 7: Maintaining Flexibility in Planning and Teaching
Flexibility in Lesson Routines
Flexibility in Delivering Differentiated Activities

Chapter 8: Developing Student Responsibility and Independence
Your Management Profile
Routines to Make Everyday Events Go Smoothly

Chapter 9: Using Ethical Grading Practices
What Is Fair?
The Purposes and Problems of Grading
Grading in the Differentiated Classroom
Grading Is Personal

Chapter 10: Differentiating for Gifted and Talented Learners
How Is Differentiation Different for the Gifted?
Strategies for Differentiating for Gifted and Talented Learners
Differentiation for Gifted Learners Is Different

Chapter 11: Using Differentiation Strategies in Response to Intervention
The Fundamental Beliefs of RTI
A Three-Tier Model
A Problem-Solving Process
Universal Design for Learning
The RTI–DI Link
How to Use This Book for RTI

Chapter 12: Providing Leadership for Differentiated Classrooms
Teacher Leaders
Developing a School-Based Action Plan for Differentiation
Reflecting on Teaching Practices
Strategies for Keeping
Differentiation at the Forefront

CONCLUSION

REFERENCES AND RESOURCES

INDEX

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)