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Differentiation Through Personality Types
A Framework for Instruction, Assessment, and Classroom Management



December 2006 | 200 pages | Corwin
'I loved this book! It was so informative I couldn't put it down. Every teacher—beginning, experienced, urban, suburban, rural, and private—will find examples and ideas that they can use immediately' - Sharon Jeffery, National Board Certified Teacher, Plymouth Public Schools, MA

'Brilliant! An absolute goldmine for teachers. Each page delivers a nugget of insight, understanding and guidance for both easy and tough teaching situations' - B. Bradley West, Professor, Michigan State University

'Offers a "suitcase" filled with ideas to enhance any learning experience. The techniques offered range from simple modifications to more comprehensive restructuring of curriculum. There is something for everyone in this book' - Amy M. Zais, Associate Principal, Eau Claire North High School, WI

'Deftly illustrates how crucial the personality type and learning style of the teacher is to the learning environment in the classroom. The teacher emerges from this guide with a surer sense of self and how to help students achieve "flow" in the classroom so they can work in their best mode while also expanding into new ones' - Lyn Fairchild, Coordinator of Independent Learning, Duke University

Students' learning styles are as unique as their personalities. As a result, the most successful teachers are often those who understand how to adjust their educational techniques to honor students of all intelligences and backgrounds. This comprehensive resource, based on the author's years of research and experience, presents a usable, understandable framework that assists teachers in achieving success in today's differentiated classroom.

From easy-to-implement techniques to templates for planning lengthy curriculum units, teachers receive clear direction for appealing to the learning personalities in their diverse classrooms. Readers will also find:

· Relevant stories, exercises, and examples to illustrate differentiated classroom instruction

· Balanced advice for improving student growth and performance in small-group work, class discussions, and relationship building

· Practical ideas and activities for immediate application in the classroom

Discover teaching techniques that result in success for students of all learning styles!


 
Introduction
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
1. Why Use Type for Differentiation?
 
2. Who You Are Is How You Teach
 
3. What Type Looks Like in Students
 
4. Type as a Framework for Differentiation
 
5. Key Differentiation Strategies
 
6. Differentiated Classroom Management
 
7. Differentiated Reading Instruction
 
8. Differentiated Writing Instruction
 
9. Differentiated Math and Science Instruction
 
10. Differentiating for Students From Other Cultures
 
11. Differentiating by Grade Levels
 
Resource: Type Terms Bookmark
 
References
 
Index

"The most comprehensive text on learning styles and differentiated instruction I have read. Teachers will find strategies they can immediately implement to meet the diverse learning needs of students."

Mike Greenwood, District Teacher Leader
Windsor Public Schools, CT

"I loved this book! It was so informative I couldn't put it down. Teachers--beginning, experienced, urban, suburban, rural, or private--will find examples and ideas that they can use immediately."

Sharon Jeffery, Teacher
Plymouth Public Schools, MA

"Offers a 'suitcase' filled with ideas to enhance any learning experience. The techniques offered range from simple modifications to more comprehensive restructuring of curriculum. There is something for everyone in this book."

Amy M. Zais, Associate Principal
Eau Claire North High School, WI

"Brilliant! An absolute gold mine for teachers. Each page delivers a nugget of insight, understanding, and guidance on professional applications of type theory for both easy and tough teaching situations."

B. Bradley West, Professor
Michigan State University

"Deftly illustrates how crucial the personality type and learning style of the teacher is to the learning environment in the classroom. The teacher emerges from this guide with a surer sense of self and how to help students achieve 'flow' in the classroom so they can work in their best mode while also expanding into new ones."

Lyn Fairchild, Coordinator of Independent Learning
Duke University

"Just the tool we need to help make the concepts come alive in the classroom, skillfully bridging the gap between theory and application with a writing style that is easy to read and engaging. The lesson plan examples can be used as stand-alone starting places for teaching teams who need specific examples to get started."

Karen Zais, Founder and Education Consultant
TwinFusion

"Sparkles with ideas for improving the learning experiences of students and teachers. Besides showing what an individual teacher might do to adapt to the learning needs of different kinds of students, Kise also discusses when and how teachers with different teaching styles might profitably collaborate. This book will enrich the practice of any teacher or administrator."

Anne Niemiec, Executive Director
Lewiston Education Fund

“This book would be useful in a professional learning community, either as an independent reading activity, in grade-level team meetings, or as a whole-school faculty study.”

Principal Magazine, May/June 2008
National Association of Elementary School Principals
Key features
  • Practical and useful examples
  • Makes differentiation "doable" for busy teachers by providing a simple framework for lesson planning, assessment, and classroom management
  • Includes ideas for working with Low SES students and culturally diverse students

Sample Materials & Chapters

Introduction

Chapter 1

Chapter 2


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