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.
Introduction: What Makes Differentiation Doable?
Part 1: The Foundation
Chapter 1: Cognitive Processes and Effective Differentiation
Chapter 2: Clear Learning Goals and Expectations
Part 2: The Strategies
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 Movement
Chapter 14: Talking to Write
Part 3: Lesson Planning
Chapter 15: Two-Step Differentiation
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