Differentiation in Middle and High School: Strategies to Engage All Learners
Differentiation in Middle and High School: Strategies to Engage All Learners

Differentiation in Middle and High School: Strategies to Engage All Learners

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In this one-stop resource for middle and high school teachers, Kristina J. Doubet and Jessica A. Hockett explore how to use differentiated instruction to help students be more successful learners — regardless of background, native language, learning style, motivation, or school savvy. They explain how to

* Create a healthy classroom community in which students' unique qualities and needs are as important as the ones they have in common.
* Translate curriculum into manageable and meaningful learning goals that are fit to be differentiated.
* Use pre-assessment and formative assessment to uncover students' learning needs and tailor tasks accordingly.
* Present students with avenues to take in, process, and produce knowledge that appeal to their varied interests and learning profiles.
* Navigate roadblocks to implementing differentiation.

Each chapter provides a plethora of practical tools, templates, and strategies for a variety of subject areas developed by and for real teachers. Whether you're new to differentiated instruction or looking to expand your repertoire of DI strategies, Differentiation in Middle and High School will show you classroom-tested ways to better engage students and help them succeed every day.


About the Author

Dr. Kristina J. Doubet is an associate professor in the Department of Middle, Secondary, and Mathematics Education at James Madison University, where she has received the College of Education’s Distinguished Teacher Award and its Madison Scholar Award. As a consultant and ASCD Faculty Member, Kristi has partnered with over 80 schools, districts, and organizations around initiatives related to differentiated instruction, Understanding by Design, and classroom assessment. In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, she coauthored the AMLE book Smart in the Middle: Classrooms That Work for Bright Middle-Schoolers (with Carol Tomlinson) and is coauthoring the forthcoming Corwin book The Differentiated Flipped Classroom (with Eric Carbaugh). Kristi taught secondary English and language arts for 10 years and has also served as an instructional coach in elementary and middle school classrooms.

Dr. Jessica A. Hockett is an education consultant and ASCD Faculty Member specializing in differentiated instruction, curriculum and performance task design, and gifted education. For the last 10 years, she has worked with teachers and leaders in nearly 70 school districts to improve teacher and student learning. Jessica has published a variety of articles, book chapters, and staff development materials and has coauthored (with Chester E. Finn Jr.) Exam Schools: Inside America’s Most Selective Public High Schools (Princeton University Press). Prior to completing her doctoral studies at the University of Virginia, she was a secondary teacher in both general and gifted program settings.