Student Teams That Get Results: Teaching Tools for the Differentiated Classroom

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Overview

Integrating effective grouping strategies with research-based practices, this resource provides more than tools that help diverse students work cooperatively and learn together in differentiated classrooms.

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Editorial Reviews

Sue McAdamis
"A valuable resource for all educators that provides practical and easy-to-use templates and clear instructions,with research-based instructional strategies that support collaborative learning in student teams."
Troy McCarley
"An excellent resource that provides tools to increase student engagement, critical thinking, and collaboration. Districts or teachers who utilize these strategies can experience increased student achievement!"
Sue Mc Adamis
"A valuable resource for all educators that provides practical and easy-to-use templates and clear instructions,with research-based instructional strategies that support collaborative learning in student teams."
Troy Mc Carley
"An excellent resource that provides tools to increase student engagement, critical thinking, and collaboration. Districts or teachers who utilize these strategies can experience increased student achievement!"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412917018
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/16/2009
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Gayle Gregory is an internationally known consultant who has specialized in brain compatible learning and differentiated instruction and assessment.

She presents practical teacher/student-friendly strategies grounded in sound research that educators find easy to use in the classroom or schoolhouse tomorrow. Her interactive style and modeling of strategies help teachers and administrators transfer new ideas with ease.

She has had extensive experience in elementary, middle and secondary schools, community colleges and universities. Gayle has also had district leadership roles including curriculum coordinator and staff development director. She has worked with Instructional Leadership Teams in many schools and district throughout the country focusing on data analysis, using assessment, both formative and summative, and differentiating instruction based on readiness, learning profiles and interests.

Her areas of expertise include brain-compatible learning, block scheduling, emotional intelligence, instructional and assessment practices, differentiated instructional strategies, using data to differentiate, literacy, presentation skills, renewal of secondary schools, enhancing teacher quality, coaching and mentoring, managing change and building professional learning communities.

She is the author and co-author of numerous publications for teachers and administrators.

Gayle believes in life long learning for herself and others.

Lin Kuzmich, of KCS, Inc., is an educational consultant, professor, and author from Loveland, CO. She served the Thompson School District in several roles as the assistant superintendent, executive director of secondary and elementary instruction, director of professional development, and a building principal. Her school was named a 2000 winner of the John R. Irwin Award for Academic Excellence and Improvement. In addition, for the past decade she has been involved in staff development through several universities and the Tointon Institute for Educational Change. Kuzmich is an adjunct professor at both Colorado State University and University of Northern Colorado. She is a senior consultant for the International Center for Leadership in Education, has provided training and consulting to school districts around the country, and has presented at numerous national conferences.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. Introduction
2. Teaming to Learn
Introduction
Community Circle
Find Someone Who
Four Corner Cards
Random Partners
T-Chart, Y-Chart
Graffiti
Think-Pair-Share Say and Switch
3. Sharing Knowledge and Skills
Introduction
A-B-C Conversations
3-2-1
Jigsaw Methods
Concept Formation
Content Dialog
Note-Taking and Summarizing
Wallpaper Poster
4. Integrating and Applying Learning
Introduction
Four Squares for Creativity
Point of View i REAP
Question Cubing
Cause and Effect
Right Angle
Synectics
5. Conclusion
References
Index

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