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Making Differentiation a Habit

How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms


If you’re a teacher with an academically diverse classroom (and what classrooms aren’t today?), you need this resource. Framed around the critical elements for success in today’s classrooms, this book gives educators specific, user-friendly tools—including differentiated instruction examples—to optimize teaching, learning, and assessment for all, including gifted students.

Providing new ideas, fresh perspectives, and additional research-based strategies, teachers will learn to seamlessly integrate differentiated instruction practices into their daily routines. The book includes:

  • Cutting-edge research that connects differentiation and Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • Easy-to-follow structure that helps you experience success in the classroom
  • Practical and specific tools, surveys, templates, and checklists
  • 100 illustrative figures and diagrams
  • In-depth information on assessment, choice opportunities, tiered assignments, grouping methods, student independence, grading, differentiating for gifted students, teacher leaders, and schoolwide action plans

Digital content includes dozens of useful customizable reproducible forms and templates.

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ISBN: 978-1-57542-324-1
Audience: Teachers and administrators, grades K–12
Trim Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 192
Digital Content: Includes dozens of useful customizable reproducible forms and templates
Praise for Making Differentiation a Habit
“Differentiation is not something to be done occasionally or when the mood strikes. Instead, it should be a habit embedded into all good teaching practices. This is an important book that makes differentiation doable for all teachers in academically diverse classrooms.”—Carolyn Coil, Ed.D., educational consultant and author of Pieces of Learning

“Diane Heacox has gone well beyond the marvelous path she set for us with her first book on differentiation. Making Differentiation a Habit is a wonderful synthesis of several well-respected and current resources on differentiation and assessment, all brought down to a teacher-friendly level and immediately usable in classrooms. Ms. Heacox makes differentiated instruction almost fun for teachers!”—Karen B. Rogers, Ph.D., professor of education, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN
  • AEP Distinguished Achievement Award, Professional Development
  • Common Core State Standards

    Making Differentiation a Habit provides a process for unpacking the Common Core State Standards into understandable goals determining what students will know, understand, and be able to do by the end of a curriculum unit or a lesson.

Related Resources

Advancing Differentiation Revised and Updated Edition
Making Differentiation a Habit PLC/Book Study Guid

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