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Chapman & King's innovative models for teaching in the differentiated classroom stress positive classroom climate, understanding student thinking styles, meeting diverse student needs, and empowering students both inside and outside the classroom. Applying those models to classroom management is the focus of this new book. Among the topics covered in their trademark lively style are * creating safe and accepting classroom environments that promote confidence for diverse learners; * motivating students through affective factors, including rapport, challenge, excitement, humor, respect, choice, and self-efficacy; * observing and assessing student needs and preferences; * customizing approaches for working with shy and nervous students, impatient students, “turned off” students, and more; * customizing communications both with students and with parents of diverse backgrounds; * transitioning into and out of flexible groups; * creating classroom celebrations that reinforce student successes; and more. Ready-to-use tools, agendas, checklists, organizers, and other graphics facilitate application of the strategies in differentiated classrooms for learners in grades PreK-3, 4-8, and 9-12.

Planning for Standards with Differentiated Instruction
Planning for standards with differentiated instruction

Planning is a complex, strategic process in the multidimensional features of differentiated instruction. The plan outlines steps for teaching the standards using the most effective strategies and activities for each learner's unique strengths and needs.

When a fire crew comes upon a blazing building, the captain of the fire department carefully charts the crew's course to follow. When the teacher puts on the fire captain's hat, plans are mapped out for students as they learn and master content. Like the fire captain, who assesses each crew member's specific skills and talents, you must learn all there is to learn about the students.

Once the captain knows his crew's strengths, he assigns duties designed around ...

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