Differentiation and the Brain
How Neuroscience Supports the Learner-Friendly Classroom
Examine the basic principles of differentiation in light of what current research on educational neuroscience has revealed. This research pool offers information and insights that can help educators decide whether certain curricular, instructional, and assessment choices are likely to be more effective than others. Learn how to implement differentiation so that it achieves the desired result of shared responsibility between teacher and student.
- Discover ways to better meet the needs of increasingly diverse students.
- Learn more about how the brain learns and about approaches to differentiation.
- Understand the science behind teaching the best content in the best possible way.
- Design and implement strategies for effective differentiated teaching.
- Create a positive and productive learning environment.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1: The Nonnegotiables of Effective Differentiation
Chapter 2: Mindset, Learning Environment, and Differentiation
Chapter 3: Curriculum and Differentiation
Chapter 4: Classroom Assessment and Differentiation
Chapter 5: Differentiating in Response to Student Readiness
Chapter 6: Differentiating in Response to Student Interest
Chapter 7: Differentiating in Response to Student Learning Profile
Chapter 8: Managing a Differentiated Classroom
- Exercise 2.1: Questions for Teachers About Mindset and Differentiation
- Exercise 2.2: Questions for Teachers About Student Affective Needs, Learning Environment, and Differentiation
- Exercise 2.3: Reflections on Cognitive Traits of Learners and the Environments That Support Those Traits
- Exercise 2.4: Questions for Teachers About Student Cognitive Needs, Learning Environment, and Differentiation
- Exercise 5.1: A Checklist for Differentiating Instruction Based on Student Readiness
- Exercise 5.2: Differentiating Content, Process, and Product Based on Student Readiness
- Exercise 6.1: A Checklist for Differentiating Instruction Based on Student Interest
- Exercise 6.2: Activities for Differentiating Content, Process, and Product Based on Student Interest