Making the Difference

Making the Difference The Authors Argue Persuasively That Differentiation Provides Diverse Learners With Access To The Curriculum And An Invitation To Learn The First Four Chapters Describe The Foundations Of Effective Teacher Differentiation Knowing Each Student As A Learner, Knowing One S Curriculum, Developing A Repertoire Of Research Based Instructional Strategies, And Learning The Skills Of Professional Collaboration Embedded In Each Chapter Are Practical Strategies That Teachers Can Use In Their Classrooms Later Chapters Deal With Special Issues In Differentiation, Such As Assessment, Teacher Cultural Sensitivity, The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program And The Use Of Classroom Technology The Authors Write From Their Perspective As Career International Educators.

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  • Paperback
  • 282 pages
  • Making the Difference
  • William Powell
  • 17 March 2017
  • 9781477511053

15 thoughts on “Making the Difference

  1. says:

    This book covers differentiation in education, from the specific perspective of international schools It covers a very wide range of topics, from language acquisition to learning differences and learning styles to gender, and specific international school considerations like the International Baccalaureate program.As such, the book tries to do too much, and the quality of the research and writing is uneven The authors are upfront about not wanting to simply provide a collection of tips and tricks, but their constant refrain that differentiation does not have to be excessively time consuming as in different lesson plans for each student , is never really backed up by significant practical advice on conquering the obstacles of planning time requirements At best, vague suggestions are given such as making use of collaboration, but again without enough practical examples on what that collaboration needs to look like.One chapter that did stand out in a positive way involved differentiation of assessment for mathematics, allowing leveled assessment challenges with emphasis on student choice This was by far the most detailed and comprehensive section in the book, and it had some excellent ideas that could easily be adapted to any subject and most grade ...

  2. says:

    This was a very inspiring text with many good ideas for differentiation, and overall I would recommend international school teachers and especially international school administrators read this However, I only gave the text three stars because for one, I disagree with much on the chapter behind girls and boys learning differently The authors discuss much of the science, which I also question in terms of nature vs nurture, and then fail to responsibly address the implications of these studies And second, I found that there wasn t enough emphasis on how to make differentiation happen in less than ideal environments For example, I teach in a school where collaboration doesn t happen and where I teach five or six classes each at different grade levels The authors admit that differentiation is hard at first, but giv...

  3. says:

    Differentiation is than a buzz word, as this book so clearly shows in its discussion of the myriad types of differentiation through knowing the students, content, most effective instructional strategies, and best ways to collaborate with peers.A worthwhile read, indeed.

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