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Educational Consultant: Carol Ann Tomlinson
In just about every classroom, teachers find students with a wide range of exceptionalities—students with one or more learning problems, students with various degrees of English language proficiency, students with different interests, students who are very advanced, and students without a "label" but whose learning needs are just as unique. How can teachers face this challenge and meet such a variety of student learning needs? Help teachers answer that question and maximize learning for all students with the commonsense approach featured in this new ASCD DVD. Use the DVD with the workshops in the accompanying Facilitator's Guide to take teachers inside elementary, middle, and high school classes to show how a differentiated approach helps teachers
Then use Program 2, Techniques for Adjusting Instruction, to help teachers explore techniques for addressing students' diverse learning needs. Teachers in the video explain and demonstrate how they determine "clusters" of learning needs among students in their classroom and use a range of techniques to help students draw on their strengths and overcome learning problems.
Program 3, Classroom Routines, explores routines that help teachers address learner needs in ways that are comfortable and predictable for both teachers and students. Scenes from elementary and secondary classrooms demonstrate classroom routines that anticipate and address variance in learner needs and support differentiation. Teachers explain why they use particular routines and how they taught the routines to their students.
(ASCD DVD, 2005) Three 35- to 45-minute programs on one DVD and a comprehensive online Facilitator's Guide (dowloadable PDF file).
Improving classroom discussion begins with transforming the roles of students and teachers. This guide details crucial teaching practices to help students take a leading role in their learning. Filled with tips, strategies, and examples, this guide can show any teacher how to better help students speak and listen to one another in ways that help them make meaning and increase their understanding.