Introduction Chapter 1: Planning Chapter 2: Resources Chapter 3: The Learners Chapter 4: The Teacher and the Teaching Chapter 5: Assessment Conclusion Bibliography
This book is the ultimate guide to differentiation in early years, schools and further education settings by bestselling author Sue Cowley. It offers over 90 practical strategies for effective differentiation in every classroom.
Sue Cowley is a bestselling education author and an internationally renowned presenter and teacher trainer. She has experience teaching in early years, primary and secondary settings. She currently helps to run her local preschool, does training and consultancy work for schools and organisations across the world, and writes a regular blog. Follow Sue on Twitter @Sue_Cowley for regular teaching tips and advice!
Sue Cowley has done a tremendous job. This book is comprehensive,
balanced, eminently sensible and written with Sue's customary flair
and warmth. It emphasises that effective differentiation is as much
about relationships, awareness and understanding of each individual
learner as it is about grand strategies. Sue offers numerous
practical suggestions for how this understanding can be built and
successful learning secured. -- Jill Berry, leadership consultant
and former headteacher, @jillberry102
Differentiation is not just a word; it's being a thoughtful and reactive teacher and making evidence-based, rational decisions. Sue Cowley manages to develop practical ideas, rooted in classroom reality, that stimulate thinking about children and their needs in an investigative process of constant reflection and refinement. -- Chris Chivers, university tutor, consultant, blogger and former primary headteacher, @ChrisChivers2
The book demonstrates how teachers already differentiate much of the time, in subtle and creative ways - maybe even without knowing it. Sue Cowley shows that we need to understand, acknowledge and celebrate the variety of approaches that teachers already use to differentiate, as well as helping them to develop additional strategies. -- Parents in Touch
...it prompts thought; it asks great questions; it offers ways to implement strategies, useful to the NQT and senior leader alike. -- Clare Jarmy, TES
Sue Cowley shows that we need to understand, acknowledge and celebrate the variety of approaches that teachers already use to differentiate, as well as helping them to develop additional strategies. -- Teacher Toolkit
What a magical little book. Teaching student teachers how to differentiate is so hard because it is just good teaching! This book breaks these areas of good teaching down and offers snippets of useful advice. Another one for the recommended reading list. -- Chrissy Holbrey, Senior Lecturer, Leeds Beckett University, Carnegie School of Education