Examine the basic principles of differentiation in light of what current research on educational neuroscience has revealed. This research pool offers information and insights that can help educators decide whether certain curricular, instructional, and assessment choices are likely to be more effective than others. Learn how to implement differentiation so that it achievesExamine the basic principles of differentiation in light of what current research on educational neuroscience has revealed. This research pool offers information and insights that can help educators decide whether certain curricular, instructional, and assessment choices are likely to be more effective than others. Learn how to implement differentiation so that it achieves the desired result of shared responsibility between teacher and student....
|Title||:||Differentiation and the Brain|
|Number of Pages||:||203 Pages|
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Differentiation and the Brain Reviews
This is a quick but useful guide to differentiation and current trends in brain friendly learning. Having read titles such as Brain Rules and experienced brain friendly training at school, I found this repetitive at times but it is scientific enough for those without this background to understand why the structures and strategies suggested need to be used. I found the details on strategies such as tiered assessment and expert groups really useful and feel that I can implement them immediately in my classes. The review questions at the end of the chapters were useful too in reflecting on my own practice and would be great to use at staff meeting or PDs. This is a book I will come back to again and again this year to help me ensure I am properly differentiating my curriculum.
While this resource presented information most teachers should be aware of, I loved how the authors explained the hows and whys to being a good differentiated teacher. It was full of good ideas and examples. While I have been teaching for several years and employ most of the strategies discussed in the book, it caused me to reflect and think about what I could work on or improve upon as a teacher. A great teacher never stops learning and always reflects on the past to make the future even better.
This book is a great resource on many levels. First, for just defining the different aspects of differentiation and its benefits for all learners. Second, it provides evidence based on brain research, which I have always found intriguing. I found this book to provide practical advice on how to implement solid practices, putting vocabulary to things people are already doing, but didn't know had an official name. Adding this one to my school library, FYI my book borrowing friends
This was a good read, pun intended. It could have been a little shorter but they books really like to go overboard with exposition rather than frame things concisely. Books on differentiation always seem a bit uppity, but I did not get this impression from this book. I liked some of the connections to neuroscience and I wish they drew more from it. The truth is that there is probably not enough research to date to fill out many of the concepts seeing as they are still in their infancy.
Strong brain research at the beginning. Ideas about differentiation very strong if you are new to teaching or new to differentiating -- however, many ideas common sense to veteran teachers who already differentiate.
I love it when I read books that complement what I have read in other books. This is another book that supports the work of Carol Dweck about "mind-set." This book is filled to the brim with wonderful ideas on how to differentiate.
As far as educational books goes, Differentiation and the Brain is an excellent read! It provides research and theory but presents them through practical applications for the classroom.
Only read as a textbook, but I feel let down.
Nothing too groundbreaking, but makes some interesting points about young minds.
A teacher's job is to create systems within systems and then to integrate these systems in such a way that they seem seamless and inviting. Sounds easy, doesn't it? - my reflection so far