Differentiation

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive classroom and school environments.
Differentiation is a way of teaching; it’s not a program or package of worksheets. It asks teachers to know their students well so they can provide each one with experiences and tasks that will improve learning. As Carol Ann Tomlinson has said, differentiation means giving students multiple options for taking in information (1999). Differentiating instruction means that you observe and understand the differences and similarities among students and use this information to plan instruction.

Thank you for visiting the Differentiation page for information, resources and helpful links on Differentiating Instruction.

I welcome the opportunity to work with you!

Laura Clarke

Dr. Laura Clarke has over 10 years of experience supporting students with disabilities, teaching pre-service and practicing teachers at universities in the tri-state area. Laura has her Director of Special Education, Learning and Behavior Disorders, Moderate to Severe Disabilities, Interdisciplinary Early Childhood certifications and has taught in self-contained, resource, and co-teaching classrooms.
Laura has presented at regional, state, national conferences and has published articles in Teaching Exceptional Children, Beyond Behavior, Teacher Education and Special Education, Kentucky Teacher Education Journal.  She looks forward to sharing her experiences supporting teachers and students with disabilities with the Northern Kentucky community.

Books

Differentiation Classroom     Differentiating Instruction Gr. 1-4Differentiating Instructions 3-8Differentiating Instruction Gr. 7-12

 

Helpful Resources and Videos:

What is Differentiated Instruction Video – Carol Ann Tomlinson

Rationale for Differentiation Video – Carol Ann Tomlinson

DI Graphic Organizer

 

Trainings and Technical Assistance Offered:

Overview of Differentiation

Growing Students by Meeting Them Where They Are: How to Plan for a Differentiated Classroom

Assistance with Differentiating Specific Content

 

Contact Laura Clarke