Inspiring Middle and Secondary Learners: Honoring Differences and Creating Community Through Differentiating Instructional Practices

Inspiring Middle and Secondary Learners: Honoring Differences and Creating Community Through Differentiating Instructional Practices

By: S. Joy Stephens (author), Kathleen Kryza (author), Alicia Duncan (author)Paperback

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Whileathe differentiated approach to instruction continues to gain in popularity, there is still a great need for practical material to help secondary teachers who want to design engaging and meaningful lessons that will meet the needs of a diverse student body and also fulfill standards.Inspiring Middle and Secondary Learners: Honoring Differences and Creating Community Through Differentiating Instructional Practices presents a strong foundation with examples and ideas for creating an engaging classroom environment and building a community of learners who honor themselves and each other. The authors guide the reader step by step through the process of gathering student data, and show how to use this data to inform instructional practice. Low-prep, easy-to-implement strategies for differentiation are presented, along with more in-depth model lessons and rubrics in the content areas. Teachers can easily modify and//or create their own differentiated lessons using these models.Focusing on grades 6u12, this highly practical guide provides teachers with the tools they need for assessing and addressing the needs of the socially, culturally, and academically diverse students in their classrooms.

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About Author

Kathleen Kryza consults internationally for her company, Infinite Horizons, and also presents nationally for the Bureau of Education and Research (BER). Kryza has more than 20 years experience in motivating and reaching children, educators, and others through her teaching, consulting, coaching, and writing. Her expertise is in working with students in special education, gifted education, alternative education, and multicultural education. She has a master's degree in special education and is an adjunct professor in special education at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. S. Joy Stephens has taught middle and high school students of all levels and abilities in differentiated science, math, and foreign language classrooms. She is a presenter and trainer in practical strategies for differentiating classrooms and inspiring students. She has a master's degree in biology. Alicia Duncan is a consultant, program coordinator, and teacher trainer for the Waterford School District in Waterford, Michigan. She shares her expertise across the state of Michigan and throughout the nation in reaching and teaching English Language Learners, gifted students, culturally diverse learners, and inclusion students through differentiated instruction. She has a master's degree in ESL teaching methodology.

Contents

List of Figures Foreword Preface Acknowledgements About the Authors Part 1: Inspiring Middle and High School Learners 1. The Inspiring Classroom Motivation vs. Inspiration Foundations of the Inspiring Classroom Honoring Our Role as Teacher Honoring Our Fellow Teachers Honoring Our Students What is the Inspiring Classroom? 2. The Inspiring Classroom: Theory Into Practice Three Foundations of an Inspiring Classroom Five Elements to Differentiate 3. Honoring Individuals, Building Community Gathering Data About Students Honoring and Inspiring All Learners Building Community and Honoring Diversity 4. Creating Lifelong Learners: An Apprenticeship Approach Maintaining a Balance Vital Know-Hows for Student Success How to Teach the Vital Know-Hows Part 2: Activities and Designs to Inspire Middle and High School Leaners 5. Lite-n-Lean Learning Activities: Beginning Steps for Inspiring Learners Investigations for Advanced Learners Questions for Discussing and Journaling Offering Student Choices Graphic Organizers Vocabulary Instruction for Different Learning Profiles Learning Profile Projects Interest Based Projects Varying Text Levels Memory Techniques 6. Teaching for Meaning What is C U KAN? Why C U KAN? How to Write a C U KAN C U KAN Sample C U KAN: Teaching Tips for All Lesson Designs How C U KAN Will Help You Differentiate Deep and Dynamic Lesson Designs 7. Deep and Dynamic Design #1: Choice Menus Teacher Overview Sample Content Subject Examples Choice Design: Teaching Tips 8. Deep and Dynamic Design #2: RAFT Plus Teacher Overview Sample Content Subject Examples RAFT Plus: Teaching Tips 9. Deep and Dynamic Design #3: Tiered Lesson Teacher Overview Sample Content Subject Examples Tiered Lesson: Teaching Tips 10. Deep and Dynamic Design #4: Contracts Teacher Overview Sample Content Subject Examples Learning Contracts: Teaching Tips 11. Deep and Dynamic Design #5: Learning Stations Teacher Overview Sample Content Subject Examples Learning Stations: Teaching Tips 12. Deep and Dynamic Design #6: Compacting Teacher Overview Sample Content Subject Examples Compacting: Teaching Tips Part 3: Evaluating and COmmitting to the Inspiring Classroom 13. Assessment and Grading in the Inspiring Classroom On-Going Assessment Grading in the Inspiring Classroom: Now They Get It! Assessing Our Own Growth Opening the Door Resources References Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 23/05/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781412949033
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 272
  • ID: 9781412949033
  • weight: 558
  • ISBN10: 1412949033

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