Enter to Win Books on Differentiation

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to our winner, Barbara K! These four unique titles offer strategies for educators who are new to differentiating instruction and for those who are ready to take it to the next level. Use these titles to ensure that all your students have the opportunity to reach their academic potential by meeting their various learning needs, styles, and interests.

One lucky reader will win all four of these expert, must-have resources:

To Enter: Leave a comment below telling us how you meet the needs of individual students. This giveaway is now closed.

For additional entries, leave a separate comment below for each of the following tasks that you complete:

Each comment counts as a separate entry—that’s four chances to win! Entries must be received by midnight, March 24, 2017.

The winner will be contacted via email on or around March 27, 2017, and will need to respond within 72 hours to claim his or her prize or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Winner must be a U.S. resident, 18 years of age or older.

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44 Responses to Enter to Win Books on Differentiation

  1. Tara B says:

    I give my students choices whenever possible and I use data to drive my lessons and small group instruction.

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  3. Brad Evans says:

    I believe that all students are different and deserve to be taught in a manner that is appropriate for their learning style. These books will assist in helping to ensure that our students get the appropriate education they deserve.

  4. Nicolle says:

    I provided Training and Technical Assistance to classroom teachers. I promote Individualized instruction and promote increased teacher child interaction. These books are so great for Professional Development with teachers when coaching them to better utilize differentiated instruction.

  5. Sue Lee says:

    I have the awesome opportunity to help teachers differentiate in their classroom. We use differentiation in the classroom let students innovate and create. To show what they know in a a way that speaks to them. One strategy I love to use with students is a R.A.F.T. Role–Audience–Format–Topic. As the teacher you can make this as open to interpretation as it makes sense your students. Giving them choices for each of the parts of RAFT or only selected pieces. Creativity and engagement grow when students have choice!

  6. Cydney Halliday says:

    I teach gifted students in grades 3-5. I differentiate by having the students complete interest inventories and take a learning styles inventory. I also administer both verbal and nonverbal assessments to determine where my students’ strengths (and weaknesses) lie. I am then able to construct lesson plans based on the individual needs of my students. My students are also given choices, and are allowed to decide what they want to study and how they want to present it.

  7. Claudia P says:

    I meet the individual needs of children by finding out what interests them. I also find out their style of learning (auditory, visual, tactile). This information allows me to adapt or modify a learning opportunity for children.

  8. reemfakhry says:

    Differentiation is hard in the science classroom with every student required to complete a particular hands on task . I differentiate by modeling and guiding each to each student . The task may need to be altered in order to accommodate specific needs.

  9. Erica McConnaughey says:

    I differentiate by offering my students choices in their learning.

  10. aralynlove says:

    I always differentiate every lesson by considering every students need. We love choices!

  11. Barbara K says:

    As a teacher trainer/coach I have used some of your materials in the past and would look forward to having my own copies to continue the work. When planning to differentiate, I always encourage teachers to consider student’s interests, abilities and strongest learning modalities.

  12. Todd says:

    Trying to meet the needs of gifted learners is a challenge and I would like to have some new ideas.

  13. Melva Big Eagle says:

    I meet the needs of individual students by inquiring with the student about what they are interested in as their overall career option and try to help them focus on their strengths, especially if they have indicated to me they are not sure what career or higher educational goals they have. Once we have identified that, I help them use their critical thinking skills to complete their work. I help each student differently to learn the materials at hand but work with them until I am sure they are understanding the material / assignment.

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  16. Kathleen says:

    Many of the students that I work with in GT services lack the opportunity to develop a project that they are passionate about. I like to offer them this opportunity by providing choice, not only in project, but also in how they will develop the project and how it should be evaluated. I’ve learned that my GT students are much more stringent than I would be, and that by providing assistance to them through mentors and resources, they can truly take control of their own learning and challenge themselves.

  17. Becca says:

    Differentiation starts with really listening to the child, not just thinking about “the next step”. And THEN thinking about nurturing the next step, after really listening. These books sound like they are great concrete guides to have additional tools at our fingertips and in our practice. Thank you.

  18. PAT NOBLES says:

    I provide individual interventions and support for students based on their needs.

  19. These books sound amazing. We have a “On My Way Pre-K Program” here in IN for children whose families have a financial need to attend preschool. It is challenging at times!

  20. Stephanie says:

    As a gifted resource teacher, my job consists of collaborating with teachers to assist with differentiation. These books would definitely be an asset to the collaboration process!

  21. Trisha says:

    I use differentiated instruction in small groups. These would be amazing!

  22. tallotus7 says:

    I am entering looking to win the books on differentiation, would greatly be of a service and educational tool to my religious school’s staff. Thanks

  23. Cathy Molen says:

    I co-teach language arts and provide visual, audio, and written vocabulary terms. These books would enhance our classroom!

  24. willett2012 says:

    In the College of Education at Rowan, many of our students take extra classes to become certified as special education teachers, but all of our students learn about differentiation. I’m always looking for new materials that are practical and inspirational for them.

  25. Autumn Shaffer says:

    I am a special ed teacher and work in a coteaching classroom. Everyday I provide individual interventions and support for students based on their needs.

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  29. Andrea Hayes says:

    I am a preschool teacher who strives to best meet the needs of her students. I am relatively new to differentiated instruction and believe these books would help me to be a more effective educator.

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  33. Dana D. says:

    I differentiate for my 3rd grade students in all content areas. In reading and writing my school uses the Workshop model to address different student levels. Reading/writing conferences and strategy groups help to give students one-on-one or small group instruction as they need it to either remediate or extend. In math, students play academic math games to learn and reinforce skills and work collaboratively to apply the math skills into real-world scenarios. In Science and Social Studies students are challenged through experiments and investigations. With many levels in the classroom, differentiation can be very challenging. Training students to respect differences and to celebrate all achievement at the beginning of the year helps to make it easier. I recently overheard one of my students tell my ELL, “Wow, I love your story!” Her story wasn’t “on grade level” but it was an incredible step for her. Having students supporting each other is a critical piece in differentiation.

  34. Erika Frazier says:

    I teach middle school science. I meet the needs of individual students in my classroom by providing guided notes and copies of ppt for all of my students who have IEP’s. For my students whom English is not their first language I frontload the vocabulary and when possible provide the words in Spanish. For my gifted students I use choice menues which allow them to shine in their strengths and produce projects that they enjoy. During my lessons I try to incorporate thee different learning styles (visual, kinesthetic and auditory). I also provide extended time to complete tasks for all students.

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  37. Tara Pritchett says:

    I make sure every child has several short term and long term goals throughout the year that they are striving for while encouraging them along the way. They go from zero to hero in no time with this strategy. They are all heroes to me and to one another by the end of the year for accomplishing their self-driven goals.

  38. V. Roanhorse says:

    I work with children ages 3-5 years old. I sometimes think I’ve done my job in making sure I meet every child’s needs. However I’m surprised by my lack of knowledge in teaching strategies and learning techniques. I’m constantly researching ways to make my teaching effective.

  39. Theresa says:

    Done, done, and done. I’ve been eyeing these books for a while. Hope they appear on my bookshelf soon!

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  43. mommasbacon says:

    These are books we need for our school because this is a challenge with Common Core standards and we need these useful guides!

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