Self Regulation in the Classroom
Help students build motivation, resilience, and career readiness with this practical and engaging resource
To succeed in school, students need more than subject area knowledge—they must learn how to learn. Self-regulation, an executive functioning skill, describes the ways that students focus attention on achieving success. Self-regulated learners find personal value in learning, develop effective study habits, welcome challenges, seek help, and use failure as a learning tool. This user-friendly guide makes the process of developing self-regulation as easy as ABC: Affect (how you feel), Behavior (what you do), and Cognition (how you think). Teaching students to balance these three elements builds motivation, resilience, and college and career readiness. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book.
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My teacher resource, Advancing Differentiation: Thinking and Learning for the 21st Century, brings together essential elements of curriculum design and the latest research on thinking and learning. It is a culmination of my journey as a student of learning. I’ve transformed the theoretical ideas I’ve gathered into practical, proven strategies that can increase students’ achievement and ultimately lead to their future success.
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:
Being able to think—both critically and creatively—is the number-one characteristic that will determine whether our students succeed as members of today’s workforce and society. I invite you to use this guide to move from where you are now in the process of differentiation to the next level of infusing the thinking and learning skills essential for your students’ success in the 21st century.
To the right is a chart from the book illustrating how the elements of differentiated instruction can integrate the competencies and skills of 21st-century learning.
Differentiation for Gifted Learners
Differentiation for gifted students significantly differs from the ways in which educators differentiate curriculum and instruction for other students. Within a group of advanced learners, the variety of abilities, talents, interests, and learning styles can be formidable. Differentiating for them must go beyond adjusting content levels, task complexity, or product choice. For the first time, this book connects the unique learning differences among gifted students to the specific teaching methods used to tailor their educational experiences. Topics discussed include real-world problem solving, abstract thinking, interdisciplinary concepts, authentic products, learning autonomy, accountability, grouping practices, affective curriculum, 21st-century skills, Advanced Placement and Honors classes, IB programs, underserved populations, and twice-exceptional learners.