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.
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.
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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Based on the needs of the teachers, school, or district, Dr. Cash and his team customize workshops or keynote addresses. The topics range from brain learning to creativity, differentiated instruction to gifted education. All of his workshops and keynotes are centered on research-based best practices and grounded in the pedagogy of talent development.