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Differentiated Instructional Management

Differentiated Instructional Management
Work Smarter, Not Harder

288 pages | Corwin
This book helps teachers to create positive classroom environments for optimum learning. The authors provide an innovative teaching model that supports the individual thinking styles of all learners and meets diverse student needs. Providing ready-to-use tools, agendas, checklists, organizers, and other graphics to facilitate instruction, the text covers:

- Motivating students through affective approaches, including challenge, humor, respect, choice, and self-efficacy

- Observing and assessing student needs and preferences

- Individualizing methods for working with shy and nervous students, impatient students, "turned off" students, and more

- Customizing communications with students and families of diverse backgrounds.

Ideal for teachers new to differentiated instruction as well as veterans experienced in using differentiated management techniques, this comprehensive resource offers instructional approaches that can be customized for the teacher and student and that are designed to meet learners' changing needs.

About the Authors
1. Managing the Differentiated Learning Environment
2. Managing Differentiated Models
3. Managing Grouping Strategies
4. Managing Instructional Strategies
5. Managing Differentiated Assessment
6. Managing Plans for Differentiated Instruction

"Very useful for both the novice and veteran teacher. This book gives the new teacher an unbelievable collection of activities and strategies in a comprehensive manner. For the veteran educator, this book will either re-introduce tools previously learned or teach some new strategies that will help meet the diverse needs of today's learners."

Valorie M. Catalano, Director
Chautauqua County Teachers' Center, Jamestown, NY

"This book offers the teacher a multitude of examples, activities, and strategies to create a learning environment that is truly differentiated for the diverse learners in their classroom. Anyone who assists in the professional development of teachers or the preparation of future educators will find the book very useful."

Laura B. Harper, Supervisor of Student Teachers
Trevecca Nazarene University

"I can see this being a hot item for training and for individual teachers. I cannot tell you how much I love the user-friendly simplicity of the book, and I can't wait to use it with teachers! This is what we have been waiting for."

Linda S. Prichard, Instructional Specialist
Rutherford County Schools, Murfreesboro, TN

"The numerous charts, tables, and graphic displays are ready-made and easy to incorporate immediately. Managing a differentiated classroom is one of the most difficult aspects of teaching, but its rewards are well worth the time spent planning, preparing materials, and presenting lessons. It is hard work, but anything less is a disservice to our students."

Karen Nina T. Klingerman, Coordinator of Professional Development and Literacy Programs
Bensalem Township School District, PA

"This book is loaded! It has every topic you ever wanted to know about differentiation."

Kael Sagheer, Fifth-Grade Teacher
Willa Cather Elementary School, Omaha, NE

Sample Materials & Chapters


Carolyn M. Chapman

Carolyn Chapman is an international educational consultant, author, and teacher who has taught in kindergarten to college classrooms. Her interactive, hands-on professional development training sessions challenge educators to use strategies that ensure success for learners of all ages. Chapman has written many books about differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, multiple assessments, and the brain-compatible classroom. She is coauthor with Gayle Gregory of the landmark Corwin Press book Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All. More About Author

Rita S. King

Rita King has more than 20 years of teacher training experience and administrative experience as principal and director of Middle Tennessee State University's teacher training program in the laboratory school. Most recently, she was an adjunct professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the university. She now consults internationally in the areas of multiple intelligences, practical applications of brain-based research, differentiated learning, reading and writing strategies, mathematics instruction, creating effective learning environments, and strategies for test success. She is the coauthor of Differentiated Instructional... More About Author