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.
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 updated edition of Making Differentiation a Habit
“I loved the first edition of this book, yet find this updated edition to be even better! Diane does a masterful job of citing essential educational research and joining it with practical differentiation strategies for classroom teachers and school administrators. I particularly appreciate her focus on gifted students and students with learning difficulties, since these are the most likely groups to need differentiated instruction. Additionally, Diane connects Response to Intervention (RTI) and ways to implement personalized learning as parts of the differentiation habit. The most significant part of the book for me, however, is the chapter entitled ‘Using Ethical Grading Practices.’ Grading in a differentiated classroom seems to be the greatest challenge for many teachers when they begin to differentiate their instruction. Diane offers several excellent strategies for dealing with this issue. I recommend that this chapter be carefully read and discussed in every school.”—Carolyn Coil, Ed.D., educational consultant and author
Download the PLC/Book Study Guide and reproducible forms from the book.
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.