Differentiation and the Brain, Second Ed.
Students are becoming more academically and culturally diverse, making it more important than ever to shift away from a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and learning. The second edition of this best-selling book will help you create truly effective, brain-friendly classrooms for all learners. The authors share an array of updated differentiated instruction examples, scenarios, and exercises, as well as the latest educational psychology research from cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and pedagogy.
- Explore how the brain learns and approaches to differentiation.
- Sharpen your knowledge of developmental cognitive neuroscience and educational psychology to teach the best content in the best possible way.
- Use the knowledge of educational neuroscience (neuroeducation) to benefit the students you teach.
- Design and implement strategies for effective differentiated instruction.
- Create a positive and productive learning environment that supports diversity in the classroom.
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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, Learning Environment, 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 4.1: Questions for Teachers to Ask to Determine Whether an Assessment Is Effective
- Report Card With Three Separate, but Related, Grades
- Exercise 5.1: Questions for Teachers About Differentiating Instruction Based on Student Readiness
- Exercise 5.2: Activities for Differentiating Content, Process, and Product Based on Student Readiness
- Exercise 6.1: Questions for Teachers About Differentiating Instruction Based on Student Interest
- Exercise 6.2: Activities for Differentiating Content, Process, and Product Based on Student Interest
- An Interest Survey for Students
- Exercise 7.1: Questions for Teachers About Differentiating Based on Student Learning Profile
- A Learning-Profile Preassessment for a Third-Grade Class