This book helps teachers to create positive classroom environments for optimum learning. The authors provide an innovative teaching model that supports the individual thinking styles of all learners and meets diverse student needs. Providing ready-to-use tools, agendas, checklists, organizers, and other graphics to facilitate instruction, the text covers:
- Motivating students through affective approaches, including challenge, humor, respect, choice, and self-efficacy
- Observing and assessing student needs and preferences
- Individualizing methods for working with shy and nervous students, impatient students, "turned off" students, and more
- Customizing communications with students and families of diverse backgrounds.
Ideal for teachers new to differentiated instruction as well as veterans experienced in using differentiated management techniques, this comprehensive resource offers instructional approaches that can be customized for the teacher and student and that are designed to meet learners' changing needs.
Carolyn Chapman is an international educational consultant, author, and teacher who has taught in kindergarten to college classrooms. Her interactive, hands-on professional development training sessions challenge educators to use strategies that ensure success for learners of all ages. Chapman has written many books about differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, multiple assessments, and the brain-compatible classroom. She is coauthor with Gayle Gregory of the landmark Corwin Press book Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All. Rita King has more than 20 years of teacher training experience and administrative experience as principal and director of Middle Tennessee State University's teacher training program in the laboratory school. Most recently, she was an adjunct professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the university. She now consults internationally in the areas of multiple intelligences, practical applications of brain-based research, differentiated learning, reading and writing strategies, mathematics instruction, creating effective learning environments, and strategies for test success. She is the coauthor of Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas, Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Writing in the Content Areas, and Differentiated Assessment Strategies: One Tool Doesn't Fit All.