Differentiated Instruction (DI) puts the focus on student activity rather than direct teacher instruction. In differentiated classrooms, students are doing things like moving around the room to learning stations, leading discussions, giving presentations, and working on teams to solve creative problems. These involved students are highly invested in learning and are given a wide variety of opportunities to succeed.
The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is the definitive reference for Differentiated Instruction for teachers in grades K-12. Ready for immediate use, this handy resource includes more than 150 up-to-date lists for developing instructional materials, planning lessons, and assessing students. Written by two experts on the topic, the book is filled with practical examples, proven teaching ideas, and engaging activities that can be used or adapted to meet the wide range of students' individual needs.
Authors Jenifer Fox and Whitney Hoffman show how to:
Teach with the individual in mind
Plan a differentiated curriculum
Create strategies for differentiating language arts, math, science, social studies, art, physical education, and health
Employ commonly used DI techniques for various grade levels
Develop DI classroom management skills
Tap into new media strategies that naturally differentiate instruction
With this hands-on guide, teachers can meet the instructional needs of all students so that they can reach their full potential.
Practical examples, teaching ideas, and activities
Includes curriculum design and lesson planning
Hundreds of quick tips, methods, and teaching ideas to deliver trulydifferentiated lessons
Jenifer Fox, MEd, has worked for more than twenty-five years as a public and private school teacher and administrator. She is a school consultant and creator of Strong Planet, a media-driven interactive curriculum to help all kinds of learners discover their strengths. Fox authored the best-selling book Your Child's Strengths and is an acclaimed international speaker.
Whitney Hoffman is CEO and director of Hoffman Digital Media and creator of the successful LD Podcast (www.ldpodcast.com), where she has interviewed many of the leading voices in the special education field. Hoffman speaks regularly before education and business audiences on the use of social media platforms to create communities of learning.
It exposes our schools while suggestion haw to fix them Well written. Authors show knowledge, appreciation of education while our children's educationPublished 9 months ago by Davis
I thought the book had a lot of good general teaching ideas, but it had very few solid and specific ideas for differentiated instruction. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Angela C