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12 Easy Ways to Put a Creative Spin on Differentiated Instruction

By Shannon Anderson, author of  Mindset Power: A Kid’s Guide to Growing Better Every Day Differentiation can be daunting. In your classroom, you probably have some kids who know the material before you even begin and others who need your … Continue reading

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What to Expect When We Return to the Classroom

By Patti Drapeau, author of Inspiring Student Empowerment: Moving Beyond Engagement, Refining Differentiation and Diane Heacox, Ed.D., author of Making Differentiation a Habit: How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms (Updated Edition) When we all return to school, we … Continue reading

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Top 19 Posts of 2019

Before we jump into a new year of fantastic advice on the Free Spirit Publishing blog, let’s celebrate the top posts from 2019! We rounded up our most popular posts this year for your (re)reading pleasure. Got a favorite we … Continue reading

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Sustaining and Evaluating Progress in a Cluster Grouping Model

By Dina Brulles, Ph.D., coauthor of The Cluster Grouping Handbook: A Schoolwide Model: How to Challenge Gifted Students and Improve Achievement for All (Revised and Updated Edition) The last in a four-part series on successful cluster grouping. Click here for part … Continue reading

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Is It Underachievement or Underlearning?

By Diane Heacox, Ed.D., coauthor of Differentiation for Gifted Learners: Going Beyond the Basics (Revised & Updated Edition) Underachievement amongst gifted learners has long been a concern for educators. Underachievement is defined as a severe and persistent discrepancy between potential … Continue reading

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