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Description - Differentiated Instructional Management by Rita S. King

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412963596
ISBN-10: 1412963591
Format: Paperback
(280mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 56
Imprint: Corwin Press Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 4-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Rita S. King

Rita King has more than 20 years of teacher training experience and administrative experience as principal and director of Middle Tennessee State University's teacher training program in the laboratory school. Most recently, she was an adjunct professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the university. She now consults internationally in the areas of multiple intelligences, practical applications of brain-based research, differentiated learning, reading and writing strategies, mathematics instruction, creating effective learning environments, and strategies for test success. She is the coauthor of Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Reading in the Content Areas, Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Writing in the Content Areas, and Differentiated Assessment Strategies: One Tool Doesn't Fit All. Carolyn Chapman is an international educational consultant, author, and teacher who has taught in kindergarten to college classrooms. Her interactive, hands-on professional development training sessions challenge educators to use strategies that ensure success for learners of all ages. Chapman has written many books about differentiated instruction, multiple intelligences, multiple assessments, and the brain-compatible classroom. She is coauthor with Gayle Gregory of the landmark Corwin Press book Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All.