Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century
Grade 2 and Up
Trim Size 8.5" x 11"
Page Count 240
Advancing Differentiation will lead you through the process of creating a thriving, student-centered, 21st-century classroom. Since its initial publication, the book’s materials have undergone rigorous testing and refinement in classrooms all over the world to deliver the best and most effective differentiation strategies. The strategies in this book will help you:
- Deeply engage every learner while challenging students to think critically, self-regulate, and direct their own learning
- Set new roles for student and teacher that encourage learner autonomy
- Employ cutting-edge techniques for designing rigorous E4 curriculum (effective, engaging, enriching, and exciting)
- A primer on differentiation, which answers the crucial question, Why differentiate at all?
- Self-assessment surveys, observation forms, and new ideas for increasing proficiency in classroom differentiation
- Ways to address the changing needs of the future workforce
- More articulated curriculum design defining the differences between strategies and skills—refining the levels of conceptual knowledge
Praise for Advancing Differentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century (Revised & Updated Edition)
“My graduate students call this the ‘blue book,’ an apt title for a volume that defines value in education. They routinely report that they keep their copy on their desks long after their course is over. The second edition is even stronger than the first, with its increased focus on concept and capacity building. Many view differentiation in standards-based classrooms as an impossible dream, but Richard Cash joyfully and capably provides valid and viable strategies for teachers who know in their hearts that there is more to education than one-size-fits-all thinking.”—Frances R. Spielhagen, Ph.D., professor of education and director of the Center for Adolescent Research and Development (CARD) at Mount Saint Mary College
“Advancing Differentiation is a game changer! This book helps me navigate through the challenges of differentiation by providing rigorous and practical methods that help my students uncover the deeper layers of learning.”—John Born, 7th-grade social studies teacher
“Advancing Differentiation is a fantastic resource for teachers and teacher leaders to develop their understanding of differentiation. This book provides a number of powerful tools for teachers to develop their questioning skills, embed critical thinking into their classrooms, and create a learning environment that will motivate and engage a diverse range of learners.”—Jake Duke, STEM curriculum developer, Bellevue School District
“Cash adeptly blends advanced content, complex thinking, and conceptual understanding with the technologies of twenty-first century learning. This second edition lays out the essential components of a differentiated classroom including emphases on teaching big ideas through critical and creative thinking and problem solving. Cash blends theoretically sound ideas regarding curriculum and instruction with a clear guidance for applying differentiation in authentic learning spaces. This is a great book for teachers and curriculum designers.”—Todd Kettler, Ph.D., assistant professor, College of Education, University of North Texas
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Dec. 4, 2017
Advancing Differentiation is the "go to" for the high school educator. Dr. Cash's practical strategies are deeply rooted in the tenets of differentiated instruction and easy to integrate at the high school level.