Twelve Strategies to Meet the Needs of All Learners
Differentiating for students’ learning preferences can often seem too complex and complicated for too little gain. Learn a better way forward with the guidance of Doable Differentiation. Author Jane A.G. Kise provides a series of straightforward, high-reward strategies that K–12 educators like you successfully use in their daily practice to support, engage, and challenge students with diverse learning styles.
- Understand the benefits of differentiation and how to implement differentiated instruction simply and effectively.
- Learn students’ preferred cognitive processing styles to better tailor differentiated lesson plans for all learners’ needs.
- Discover 12 categories of research-based differentiation strategies to implement immediately.
- Provide students with a variety of accessible options for processing information, engaging in higher-level thinking, and demonstrating learning.
- Engage learners and develop their proficiency and self-efficacy.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: What Makes Differentiation Doable?
Chapter 1: Cognitive Processes and Effective Differentiation
Chapter 2: Clear Learning Goals and Expectations
Chapter 3: Choice
Chapter 4: Wait Time
Chapter 5: Unambiguous Instruction
Chapter 6: Pressure-Prompted Accommodations
Chapter 7: Student-Centered Discussions
Chapter 8: Curiosity Creators
Chapter 9: Open Questions
Chapter 10: Concept Maps
Chapter 11: Big Notes
Chapter 12: Moveable Organizers
Chapter 13: Planned
Chapter 14: Talking to Write
Chapter 15: Two-Step Differentiation
- Figure 1.1: The cognitive processing styles
- Figure 1.5: The cognitive processes and doable differentiation strategies
- Big Ideas in Early Mathematics
- Table 3.1: Motivating Word Pairs
- Figure 7.1: Sample sentence-starters poster
- Figure 7.2: Sample-prompts poster for primary students and English learners
- Tea Party Example Sentences
- Figure 9.2: Sample rubric for class evaluation of a discussion
- Figure 11.2: A four corners chart on big notes
- Figure 15.1: Original task rigor lesson plan
- Figure 15.4: Planning template for teaching around the cognitive processes
- Figure 15.5: Lesson plan for teaching around cognitive processes—Primary-grade example
- Figure I.1: The Elements of STEAM2
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