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Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners
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Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners

Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners is designed to help teachers build skillfulness in recognizing, respecting, and responding to the needs of the wide range of diverse students in today’s classrooms. This book provides an array of strategies for use with accelerated students, English language learners, and students with special needs. The author’s background as a general education teacher at the secondary and elementary levels, coupled with a graduate degree in special education and years spent working with students with learning disabilities, sets the stage for a clearly articulated belief in teachers and learners and for realistic and practical approaches to our work. Tools and templates are available online or on a CD-ROM. Learn more.

Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners Facilitator’s Handbook

This 234-page facilitator’s handbook is the perfect tool for principals, professional developers, and teacher leaders to use in planning a comprehensive year-long professional development program. It can also be used to plan focused data-driven discussions around specific challenging issues that teachers face on a daily basis. Each of the 30 to 60 minute exercises include the purpose, the time needed, the materials to use, the process to follow, and suggestions for follow-up professional practice in the classroom. All handouts are included in hard copy and on a CD-ROM. Learn more.

Strategies in Action: Volume II Applications in Today’s Diverse Classrooms

Teachers from across the country describe how they have used the instructional, assessment, and organizational strategies found in Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners, Instruction for All Students, and Why Didn’t I Learn This in College? These Pre K-12 teachers point out the ways that they have scaffolded instruction for students with special needs, engaged resistant and reluctant learners, sheltered instruction for English Language Learners and extended the learning of accelerated learners. Learn more.

Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners® PLC Pack

If your collaborative team members have identified the need to expand and refine their repertoires of strategies for working with diverse learners as a priority or you, as a teacher leader or administrator, need to orchestrate focus discussions on this topic, then the Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners® PLC Pack is just what you need. Learn more.

Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners® Scavenger Hunt and Sort Cards

Use these cards that identify strategies to support and extend the learning of all students to engage colleagues in collegial discussions, self-assessment of their use of selected strategies, as hands-on interest inventories, and for scavenger hunts around strategies to support all learners or a particular area of focus such as literacy, accelerated learners, or what to do when students do not demonstrate mastery. Learn more.

Meeting the Needs of Diverse Learners® What Do You Do When… Cards

These cards describe 40 situations and challenges frequently encountered in today’s diverse K-12 classrooms. Staff can use these cards for collaborative problem identification and solution. The conversations are sure to be engaging! Learn more.