Need to decide when, why, and how to differentiate instruction in the classroom? Differentiated Instruction Made Practical introduces teachers to All Learners Learning Every Day (ALL-ED), an easy-to-use framework that enables tailored instruction for every learner. These unique, self-regulated learning routines were developed by an experienced K-12 teacher and researcher in collaboration with an educational psychology scholar. Filled with useful classroom examples, evaluation procedures, self-reflection activities, and relevant background information, this essential guide will help classroom teachers think on their feet and promote success for all students—not just the middle of the pack.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Before You Start, 1. Classroom Routines, Motivation, and Effective Learning, 2. The Changing Extremes in Our Classrooms 3. Step 1: Identify OSCAR 4. Step 2: Look and Listen through Classroom Routines 5. Step 3: CARR Check 6. Step 4: SHOp Adjustments - Help 7. Step 4: SHOp Adjustments - Options 8. Agile Teacher Thinking: Deciding to Adjust Instruction 9. Closing Gaps and Extending Learning Stories from the Classroom
Rhonda Bondie is Lecturer in Education and Faculty Chair for Programs in Professional Education's online course Differentiated Instruction Made Practical at Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA. She taught for over twenty years in urban public schools as both a special and general educator and an artist-in-residence.
Akane Zusho is Associate Professor in the Division of Psychological and Educational Services of the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University, USA. Her research focuses on examining the intersection of culture, achievement motivation, and self-regulation.
"Engaging all students in powerful learning that leads to deep understanding is one of our primary goals as teachers. It is not without challenges, however. In Differentiated Instruction Made Practical, readers will find many strategies, techniques, and practices that will be helpful in meeting the needs of all learners in our increasingly diverse classrooms. Most importantly, readers will find guidance for the continuous decision-making and responsive actions that are at the core of differentiating instruction."
—Ron Ritchhart, EdD, author of Creating Cultures of Thinking
"For any teacher interested in supporting student learning, Differentiated Instruction Made Practical truly lives up to its title. This engaging book introduces a number of different classroom routines that offer ample opportunities for teachers to look, listen, and think about student learning every day. Each chapter is structured around the elements that are essential to differentiated instruction and effective learning. By combining a strong research base with clear step-by-step instructions, this book empowers teachers to intentionally select and implement routines that will improve student learning."
—Daniel Voloch, Vice President of Curriculum and Instruction at New Visions for Public Schools