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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.

Differentiated Instructional Strategies
Differentiated instructional strategies

In this chapter, we present practical and effective strategies for differentiating instruction while addressing the content standards. We encourage all teachers to build an array of effective strategies. This is a challenging but rewarding task. Choosing the right hat for a specific occasion is valuable for making the perfect ensemble! Likewise, choosing the right strategy is necessary for making the activity a hit. Collect a variety of hats or instructional strategies and activities from which to make the best selection at the appropriate time and occasion.

Strategy Selection

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