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We all know that our students have diverse needs, interests, and learning styles and that in order to meet all students’ needs, we must offer differentiated learning opportunities. But when that means crafting five lessons for every class, few teachers can keep up. That, says author Mike Anderson, is one of the reasons that student choice can be so powerful. In his latest book, Anderson offers a compelling case for helping students learn how to self-differentiate their learning. In this book you’ll explore
Packed with practical suggestions and many examples, from across grade levels and content areas, this book will help support student-centered approaches such as differentiated instruction, personalized learning, and project-based learning, while also enhancing daily teaching and learning in set academic programs. This teacher-friendly guide offers everything you need to help students who are bored, frustrated, or underperforming come alive to learning through the fundamental power of choice.
(ASCD Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus Member book, Editor's Selection, April 2016) 7" x 9", 160 pages
In this stirring follow-up to the award-winning Fostering Resilient Learners, Kristin Van Marter Souers and Pete Hall take you to the next level of trauma-invested practice. To get there, they explain, educators need to build a "nest"—a positive learning environment shaped by three new Rs of education: relationship, responsibility, and regulation.
What teachers say to students—when they praise or discipline, give directions or ask questions, and introduce concepts or share stories—affects student learning and behavior. A slight change in intonation can also dramatically change how language feels for students. In What We Say and How We Say It Matter, Mike Anderson digs into the nuances of language in the classroom. This book’s many examples will help teachers examine their language habits and intentionally improve their classroom practice so their language matches and supports their goals.