Tomlinson & McTighe, Chapters 4, 6, & 7
Tomlinson, C. & McTighe, J. (2006). Integrating Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Self-Evaluation of Essential Attitudes & Skills of Differentiated Instruction: Develop a rating scale/rubric based on the nine attitudes and skills described in Chapter 4 that will help you evaluate the essential attitudes and skills of differentiated instruction in your own teaching and other classrooms. Some of the bulleted lists found in each section describing each of the nine attitudes and skills will help you with your development of the rating scale.
For example, the second of the nine attitudes and skills for teachers using differentiated instruction on the list on page 40 is: ?They accept responsibility for learner success.? The five bulleted points on pp. 45-46 elaborate on the attitudes and skills that would indicate this acceptance of responsibility and could be rated. Lightly edited, they might read:
1- Gets to know individual students to enhance effective teaching.
2- Maps the progress of students against essential outcomes.
3- Finds alternate ways to teaching and learning to ensure continued growth of each student.
4- Sends consistent messages that if something didn?t work today, teacher and students will keep working towards success.
5- Articulate and model for students what quality work is and how to attain it.
The scenarios for each section might help you define the kinds of indicators of effective differentiation. Develop your rating scales/rubric with descriptors/exemplars of the lowest, the middle point and the highest level on each of the nine attitudes and skills. For example, the highest point on the first criteria might be: The teacher regularly collects pre-assessment and formative assessment data (including achievement and interest) and uses them in making instructional decisions. The lowest point might be: The teacher teaches each lesson based on textbook sequencing and all students are engaged in the same activity regardless of prior learning or interests.
On the basis of your self-evaluation and the content of Chapters 4, 6, and 7, what would you like to change about your attitudes and skills? What are steps you can take to make those changes? What are the barriers to change and what might motivate you to change?
Our Service Charter
Excellent Quality / 100% Plagiarism-FreeWe employ a number of measures to ensure top quality essays. The papers go through a system of quality control prior to delivery. We run plagiarism checks on each paper to ensure that they will be 100% plagiarism-free. So, only clean copies hit customers’ emails. We also never resell the papers completed by our writers. So, once it is checked using a plagiarism checker, the paper will be unique. Speaking of the academic writing standards, we will stick to the assignment brief given by the customer and assign the perfect writer. By saying “the perfect writer” we mean the one having an academic degree in the customer’s study field and positive feedback from other customers.
Free RevisionsWe keep the quality bar of all papers high. But in case you need some extra brilliance to the paper, here’s what to do. First of all, you can choose a top writer. It means that we will assign an expert with a degree in your subject. And secondly, you can rely on our editing services. Our editors will revise your papers, checking whether or not they comply with high standards of academic writing. In addition, editing entails adjusting content if it’s off the topic, adding more sources, refining the language style, and making sure the referencing style is followed.
Confidentiality / 100% No DisclosureWe make sure that clients’ personal data remains confidential and is not exploited for any purposes beyond those related to our services. We only ask you to provide us with the information that is required to produce the paper according to your writing needs. Please note that the payment info is protected as well. Feel free to refer to the support team for more information about our payment methods. The fact that you used our service is kept secret due to the advanced security standards. So, you can be sure that no one will find out that you got a paper from our writing service.
Money Back GuaranteeIf the writer doesn’t address all the questions on your assignment brief or the delivered paper appears to be off the topic, you can ask for a refund. Or, if it is applicable, you can opt in for free revision within 14-30 days, depending on your paper’s length. The revision or refund request should be sent within 14 days after delivery. The customer gets 100% money-back in case they haven't downloaded the paper. All approved refunds will be returned to the customer’s credit card or Bonus Balance in a form of store credit. Take a note that we will send an extra compensation if the customers goes with a store credit.
24/7 Customer SupportWe have a support team working 24/7 ready to give your issue concerning the order their immediate attention. If you have any questions about the ordering process, communication with the writer, payment options, feel free to join live chat. Be sure to get a fast response. They can also give you the exact price quote, taking into account the timing, desired academic level of the paper, and the number of pages.