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Making Differentiation A Habit Updated Edition

Making Differentiation a Habit

How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms
(Updated Edition)


Available August 2017. In this updated edition of her guide to daily differentiated instruction, Diane Heacox outlines the critical elements for success in today’s classrooms. She gives educators evidence-based differentiation strategies and user-friendly tools to optimize teaching, learning, and assessment for all students. New features include an expanded section on grading, information on connections between personalized learning and differentiation, integration of strategies with Tier I instructional interventions, scaffolding strategies, revised planning templates, and updated resources, which include digital tools and apps for assessment. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book. A free downloadable PLC/Book Study Guide is available at
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ISBN: 978-1-63198-207-1
Audience: Teachers and administrators, grades K–12
Trim Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 192
Digital Content: Includes all of the book’s customizable and printable forms.
Praise for the previous edition of 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
  • 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.

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