Differentiation: From Planning to Practice, Grades 6-12 / Edition 1 available in Paperback
In this refreshing addition to differentiated learning literature, Rick Wormeli takes readers step-by-step from the blank page to a fully crafted differentiation lesson. Along the way he shows middle and high school teachers and behind-the-scenes planning that goes into effective lesson design for diverse classrooms.
Rick demonstrates how to weave common and novel differentiation strategies into all subjects and offers clear advice about what to do when things don't go as expected. Based on nearly thirty years of experience as a teacher and instructional coach, Rick's thoughtful and imaginative classroom accommodations will help teachers succeed with advanced students, struggling students, English language learners, and students across the multiple intelligences spectrum.
A thorough and practice guide, Differentiation: From Planning to Practice also provides an overview of the cognitive science behind differentiation as well as a more than two-dozen tools that make differentiation doable in the classroom. This is an essential resource for all reflective teachers.
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.37(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||11 - 17 Years|
About the Author
Rick Wormeli is a National Board Certified Teacher and a columnist for Middle Ground magazine. The winner of Disney's American Teacher Award for English in 1996, Rick is an internationally known speaker on middle-level education, innovation, and teacher professionalism.
Rick offers a wealth of experience having worked as a middle grades teacher, human growth and development teacher, and staff development educator. He is also an educational consultant to National Public Radio, USA Today, and the Smithsonian Institute.
Rick has presented at the White House, has appeared on Good Morning America, and has worked with school districts all across the country.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In my humble opinion, this book was worth the purchasing price just for the chapter on cognitive science, and how it takes what we know from brain research, and applies it to what we do in the classroom. Although I knew much of what was presented, I had forgotten it. For example, when we store information, we store it according to similarities, but when we retrieve information we retrieve it according to differences, SO in situations where two concepts are easily confused, a) teach them with a few days in between the two ideas, and b) emphasize the DIFFERENCES if you want students to remember the concepts. This and more contained in Wormeli's book. Easy to read and useful as a review.