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  • Perfect Paperback: 302 pages
  • Publisher: Just ASK Publications; First edition (January 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979728045
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979728044
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #245,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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We've always known that each student in our classrooms is different yet all too often we ignore this reality and treat them as if they were all the same. This just isn't good enough, anymore. Rutherford s latest book provides educators with the tools they need to close this persistent knowing-doing gap and reach every learner. Students are different and the only way that all students can learn is if we deliver learning opportunities that are relevant, rigorous, and respectful. Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners delivers the strategies to work with all the students in our classrooms in the same way Rutherford provided the practical know-how in Instruction for All Students and Why Didn't I Learn This in College? --Jeff Craig, Assistant Superintendent OCM BOCES Syracuse, New York

Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners is a comprehensive resource for the classroom teacher as he or she ensures all students are successful learners. Paula Rutherford sets the context for teaching and learning today and reminds educators to focus on students strengths and appreciate the gifts they bring to their classrooms. She provides tools teachers may access to plan for differentiation of lessons in order to ensure student learning within the universal tier of instruction. I will use this resource as a foundational tool in my work with new teachers. --Sue Gill, Human Resources Director, Jefferson County Public Schools, Coloardo

WOW - this is the book teachers & school districts have been waiting for! I've looked at literally hundreds of resource books for teachers, but I've NEVER before found one this extensive or this user friendly. This is the soup to nuts compendium of practical strategies and tools for teachers to meet the needs of EVERY student that could walk through their classroom door. Just ASK Publications' Meeting the Needs for Diverse Learners should be on the desk of every teacher - where else could they find - distilled down to the essentials, the why, how to and what then of methodologies to meet the challenges of the At-risk, Struggling, Special Needs, Gifted & Talented and English Language Learners - all in one easy to use reference work! Even in these hard economic times, this book has moved to the top of our must buy for next year. All I can say is, Thank you, Paula, for creating a tool that will help every teacher, no matter what their experience level! --Betsy Geery, Professional Development Center Coordinator, Las Cruces Public Schools, New Mexico

Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners is a comprehensive resource for the classroom teacher as he or she ensures all students are successful learners. Paula Rutherford sets the context for teaching and learning today and reminds educators to focus on students strengths and appreciate the gifts they bring to their classrooms. She provides tools teachers may access to plan for differentiation of lessons in order to ensure student learning within the universal tier of instruction. I will use this resource as a foundational tool in my work with new teachers. --Sue Gill, Human Resources Director, Jefferson County Public Schools, Coloardo

WOW - this is the book teachers & school districts have been waiting for! I've looked at literally hundreds of resource books for teachers, but I've NEVER before found one this extensive or this user friendly. This is the soup to nuts compendium of practical strategies and tools for teachers to meet the needs of EVERY student that could walk through their classroom door. Just ASK Publications' Meeting the Needs for Diverse Learners should be on the desk of every teacher - where else could they find - distilled down to the essentials, the why, how to and what then of methodologies to meet the challenges of the At-risk, Struggling, Special Needs, Gifted & Talented and English Language Learners - all in one easy to use reference work! Even in these hard economic times, this book has moved to the top of our must buy for next year. All I can say is, Thank you, Paula, for creating a tool that will help every teacher, no matter what their experience level! --Betsy Geery, Professional Development Center Coordinator, Las Cruces Public Schools, New Mexico

About the Author

Paula is president of Just ASK Publications & Professional Development and an ASK Group Senior Consultant. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia. She is the author of Why Didn't I Learn This in College?, The 21st Century Mentor's Handbook, Instruction for All Students, and Leading the Learning. Paula holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Oklahoma, a Master of Education with an emphasis on Special Education from the University of North Florida, and has completed post-graduate course work in administration and educational leadership at the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University, and George Mason University. She was recently awarded an honorary Doctorate of Education by MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Illinois, as well as the Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Education by the College of Education at the University of Oklahoma. She has been a history and social studies teacher, a physical education teacher, a kindergarten teacher, a special education teacher, coordinator of special education programs, a school administrator, and professional development specialist in school districts across the country.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By zemog417 on August 19, 2010
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I chose this because of the number of students I have in my classroom that are from different cultures. What a shock (in a good way!) when I learned that it was not only about English Language Learners, but ALL different kinds of students (At risk, struggling, GT, etc.) The best thing about the book is that I now have strategies to try in my classroom. Very helpful book.
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This book needs to be in every classroom. I attended a workshop for this book and it was excellent. Paula has the experiences of working with diverse learners and includes templates for instructional strategies and lesson plans.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 29, 2013
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Should have bought the book not the Kindle Edition. Kindle Edition does not translate as well as I think the hard copy would.
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Paula, President of Just ASK Publications & Professional Development (Just ASK) and an ASK Group Senior Consultant, lives in the Washington, D.C. area. She is the author of multiple books including Why Didn't I Learn This in College?, The 21st Century Mentor's Handbook, Instruction for All Students, Leading the Learning: A Field Guide for Supervision and Evaluation, Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners, and Active Learning and Engagement Strategies. She is a co-author of Creating a Culture for Learning. Paula is also the developer of the New Teacher Professional Development Kit and the Mentoring in the 21st Century® Resource Kit.

Paula's presentations of note include Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners® and Mentoring in the 21st Century® Institutes in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, and Dallas. She is proud to have been a member of the faculty of the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Principals' Center Summer Institutes at UCLA for the past 16 years. Paula has led pre-conferences at Learning Forward's (NSDC) Conferences, ACSA's Annual Conferences and Leadership Summits, the Kentucky Association of School Administrators' Annual Conference, and keynotes at the Dallas Public School Mentoring Symposium, the Virginia Staff Development Council's Annual Conference, and the Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships Leadership Conference hosted by Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, Texas. Her work this past year included The International School of Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia and Educare, the Singapore Teachers Union, Singapore.

Paula holds a Master of Education with an emphasis on Special Education from the University of North Florida, and has completed post-graduate course work in administration and educational leadership at the University of Virginia, Virginia Polytechnical Institute and State University, and George Mason University. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Oklahoma. She was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Education by MacMurray College, Jacksonville, Illinois, as well as the Outstanding Achievement Award for Excellence in Education by the College of Education at the University of Oklahoma. She has been a history and social studies teacher, a physical education teacher, a kindergarten teacher, a special education teacher, coordinator of special education programs, a school administrator, and professional development specialist in school districts across the country. She can be reached at paula@justaskpublications.com. For more information about Just ASK Publications & Professional Development, visit http://www.justaskpublications.com.

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