"Thousand, Villa, and Nevin take three very big ideas in education - Universal Design, Collaboration, and Differentiated Instruction - and combine them in a novel and engaging way. And they practice what they preach – the information and examples speak to someone just beginning to differentiate instruction as well as the expert who wants to further refine his or her craft."
"The extensive emphasis on technology throughout the book and in the case studies and lesson plans provides a rich resource to the readers of this exciting text. Administrators, university instructors, and staff developers will find this a valuable tool to support their students and colleagues on their differentiation journey. "
"This book provides a whole range of practical tools for meeting wide-ranging student needs. Can’t start from scratch because of district mandates and pre-purchased curricula? Fine—here’s how to retrofit to accommodate student needs. Want to develop an instructional plan based on UDL principles? Fine—here it is, from soup to nuts. Teachers, university students, and administrators will find practical solutions to instruction firmly embedded in evidence-based theory, to meet all of their needs."
It is a great book with excellent practical information for practicing and pre-service teachers. I would like to see a video that goes along with it like the previous version otherwise I will have to consider adopting a new book for the next time I teach.
current - aligned with common core - well written - valuable resources for students