A Teacher's Guide To Successful Classroom Management And Differentiated Instruction by Billie F. BirnieA Teacher's Guide To Successful Classroom Management And Differentiated Instruction by Billie F. Birnie

A Teacher's Guide To Successful Classroom Management And Differentiated Instruction

byBillie F. Birnie

Paperback | June 20, 2014

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A Teacher's Guide to Successful Classroom Management and Differentiated Instruction is a practical, straightforward conversation with teachers about two key aspects of their work. The first section shows teachers how to create the learning environment they want, leading them step by step through the process that establishes a productive, trusting relationship between teacher and students. The second section describes differentiated instruction: what it is and how to do it, where it fits into the teaching cycle and how it yields maximum gains for every student. Illustrating concepts with examples from both elementary and secondary classrooms, the guide also offers strategies, checklists, and activities to help teachers improve their practice.
Billie F. Birnie taught children and young people for years-in elementary, middle, and senior high schools-and then, because of her success with youngsters, she taught practicing and prospective teachers in university classes and professional development sessions. Eventually, she became a consultant for school leaders and an author wh...
Title:A Teacher's Guide To Successful Classroom Management And Differentiated InstructionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:50 pages, 9.04 × 5.97 × 0.16 inPublished:June 20, 2014Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield PublishersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1475810083

ISBN - 13:9781475810080


Table of Contents

Preface AcknowledgmentsClassroom Management Introduction The Basic Premise Step 1: Know What You Want Step 2: Show and Tell Your Students Step 3: When You Get What You Want Step 4: When You Get Something Else In Closing Resources Differentiated Instruction Introduction Differentiated Instruction: What It Is To What Extent Do You Already Differentiate Instruction? What It Looks Like Before You Start How To Do It Resources A Word About High Stakes Testing References

Editorial Reviews

This Guide presents very practical and meaningful strategies for teachers, as well as school leaders. Billie Birnie's style of communication and the delivery of content information were very engaging. It was as if she were sitting beside me as my personal mentor. I could hear her sharing best practices and ideas to help me become a successful practitioner.Overcoming the challenge of Classroom Management is the first step to achieving positive results with students. The importance of partnership and positive relationships between teachers and students was beautifully illustrated through the modeling and examples cited. They were based on actual experiences. The concept summary, and list of resources provided reinforced the development of a culture of caring and high expectations in the classroom.The Introduction to Differentiated Instruction offered a menu of ideas for meeting the individual needs of all students. I loved the example of enlisting the help of the students to keep all of their friends 'on the boat.' The Differentiated Instruction checklist: determining where you are, (assessing your skill level); specifying what it looks like; and planning how you can effectively implement it with your students, was very practical.I believe that this Guide will be a valuable tool for preparing new teachers and supporting currently assigned teachers. My recommendation is that it should be included as a prerequisite and/or resource in the orientation package for all educators.