Speaker Topics
Diane is available to provide presentations and professional development on:
  • Differentiation
  • Gifted & Talented Learners
  • New Grading Paradigms
  • Assessment Strategies
  • Academic Underachievement

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Books

Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom

differentiating instructionTen years ago, Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom became an overnight best seller. In this updated edition of the popular and trusted guide, Diane Heacox provides a practical introduction to differentiation and explains how differentiated instruction can work in a wide range of settings to provide variety and challenge in how teachers teach and in how students learn. Individual chapters focus on evaluation in a differentiated classroom and how to manage both behavior and work tasks. The author describes ways to get to know students and recognize that all have strengths and limitations. Differentiated instruction lesson plans are provided as templates and forms, with examples to illustrate differentiation in many content areas.

The book is refreshed throughout to reflect today’s most effective practices in curriculum design and instructional methods. New features include connections to Common Core State Standards, revised information on multiple intelligences, updated bibliography and resources, and a PowerPoint presentation for use in staff training and professional development.

Making Differentiation a Habit

New Fall 2017

If you’re a teacher with an academically diverse classroom (and what classrooms aren’t today?), you need this resource. Framed around the critical elements for success in today’s classrooms, Making Differentiation a Habit gives educators specific, user-friendly tools, including differentiated instruction examples, to optimize teaching, learning, and assessment for all, including gifted students.

Following on the heels of Diane Heacox’s best-selling teacher resource, Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom, this book offers new ideas, fresh perspectives, and additional research-based strategies to help teachers seamlessly integrate differentiated instruction practices into their daily routines.

With Making Differentiation a Habit you get all this and more:

  • Cutting-edge research that connects differentiation and Response to Intervention (RTI)
  • Easy-to-follow structure that helps you experience success in the classroom
  • Practical and specific tools, surveys, templates, and checklists
  • 100 illustrative figures and diagrams
  • In-depth information on assessment, choice opportunities, tiered assignments, grouping methods, student independence, grading, differentiating for gifted students, teacher leaders, and school wide action plans

Differentiation for Gifted Learners

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Differentiation for Gifted Learners just received the 2014 Legacy Book Award for Educators from the Texas Association for Gifted and Talented.

Differentiated instruction for gifted and talented students significantly differs from the ways in which educators differentiate instruction and curriculum for other students. Within a group of advanced learners, the variety of abilities, talents, interests, and learning styles can be formidable.

Differentiated instruction for gifted and talented students must go beyond adjusting content levels, task complexity, or product choice. For the first time, this book connects the unique learning differences among gifted students to the specific teaching methods used to tailor their educational experiences.

Topics discussed include Common Core State Standards, real-world problem solving, abstract thinking, interdisciplinary concepts, authentic products, learning autonomy, accountability, grouping practices, affective curriculum, 21st-century skills, Advanced Placement and Honors classes, IB programs, underserved populations, and twice-exceptional learners.

For more information and purchase information visit: Free Spirit Publishing

Richard and Diane posing by their book cover.Signing books after NAGC with Richard Cash