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What Every Teacher Should Know About Diverse Learners

What Every Teacher Should Know About Diverse Learners

Second Edition

February 2014 | 120 pages | Corwin
This second edition of the bestseller presents critical information about teaching diverse learners and demonstrates how teachers can ensure every student's academic success. Updated throughout, the book reflects new data about the brain, the need for a variety of strategies, and the value of using visual and kinesthetic tools. The author provides a teacher's checklist for working with diversity and helps readers consider:

- The impact of factors such as socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity

- Signs of personal bias involving language, stereotypes, exclusion, and selectivity

- Teaching strategies that focus on the learner's attention, cognition, memory, and self-system

- Setting high expectations for learners.

About the Author
Vocabulary Pretest
1. Influences
A Few Definitions to Consider  
Back to the Future  
What Are the Issues Now?  
2. How Are We Diverse?
Why Is It Important to Examine Differences?  
Cultural Diversity  
Diversity of Modalities  
Diversity of Socioeconomic Status  
Diversity of Race/Ethnicity  
3. Recognizing the Signs of Bias
Linguistic Bias  
4. The Road to Closing the Achievement Gap
The Urban Achievement Gap: Fact Versus Fiction  
What Can Teachers Do?  
5. Which Teaching and Learning Strategies Make the Most Difference in Closing the Gap?
What Is a Best Practice?  
High Expectations: Why They Matter  
The Role of the Self-System in Learning  
We Have Their Attention--Now What?  
General Ideas for Cognition  
Some Additional Thoughts  
How Do We Deal With Language Acquisition Skills?  
6. Working With Diversity: A Teacher?s Checklist
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"The book provides a root cause analysis of why so many students are failing in America’s public schools. The materials translate research into practice and provides a rich collection of research for instructional strategies."

Mary Reeve, Director, Services for Exceptional Students
Gallup McKinley County Schools, NM

Complements well multicultural education topics. And is a good starting point for discussions. Students can read it fast. I used it as first two class sessions discussion starter.

Dr Zsuzsanna Szabo
Social Behavioral Science Div, Marist College
October 11, 2011

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Chapter 1: Influences

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Donna E. Walker Tileston

Donna Walker Tileston is a veteran teacher and administrator. She is currently the president of Strategic Teaching and Learning, a consulting firm that provides services to schools throughout the United States and worldwide. Donna’s publications include Ten Best Teaching Practices: How Brain Research, Learning Styles, and Standards Define Teaching Competencies (2000), which has been on Corwin's bestseller list since its first year in print, in addition to the ten-volume award-winning series What Every Teacher Should Know, now in its second edition. Other recent titles are Teaching Strategies for Active Learning (2006), Teaching Strategies... More About Author

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