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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).
What can you do to disrupt poverty in your school and turn it into a high-achieving school? In this DVD, William Parrett and Kathleen Budge look at secondary schools that are pushing impoverished students to high achievement. Learn what these schools do to help students succeed and how you and your school can adopt the same practices to disrupt the cycle of poverty and lift students to achievement.