9781412917704

Differentiation Through Personality Types : A Framework for Instruction, Assessment, and Classroom Management

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    9781412917704

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    1412917700

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-12-12
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr
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'I loved this book! It was so informative I couldn't put it down. Every teacher beginning, experienced, urban, suburban, rural, and private will find examples and ideas that they can use immediately' - Sharon Jeffery, National Board Certified Teacher, Plymouth Public Schools, MA 'Brilliant! An absolute goldmine for teachers. Each page delivers a nugget of insight, understanding and guidance for both easy and tough teaching situations' - B. Bradley West, Professor, Michigan State University 'Offers a "suitcase" filled with ideas to enhance any learning experience. The techniques offered range from simple modifications to more comprehensive restructuring of curriculum. There is something for everyone in this book' - Amy M. Zais, Associate Principal, Eau Claire North High School, WI 'Deftly illustrates how crucial the personality type and learning style of the teacher is to the learning environment in the classroom. The teacher emerges from this guide with a surer sense of self and how to help students achieve "flow" in the classroom so they can work in their best mode while also expanding into new ones' - Lyn Fairchild, Coordinator of Independent Learning, Duke University Students' learning styles are as unique as their personalities. As a result, the most successful teachers are often those who understand how to adjust their educational techniques to honor students of all intelligences and backgrounds. This comprehensive resource, based on the author's years of research and experience, presents a usable, understandable framework that assists teachers in achieving success in today's differentiated classroom. From easy-to-implement techniques to templates for planning lengthy curriculum units, teachers receive clear direction for appealing to the learning personalities in their diverse classrooms. Readers will also find: ? Relevant stories, exercises, and examples to illustrate differentiated classroom instruction ? Balanced advice for improving student growth and performance in small-group work, class discussions, and relationship building ? Practical ideas and activities for immediate application in the classroom Discover teaching techniques that result in success for students of all learning styles!

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
About the Authorp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Why Use Type for Differentiation?p. 4
Differentiation: Helping Students Find Flowp. 5
Ability Versus Flowp. 6
A Framework Grounded in Researchp. 6
Why Personality Type?p. 7
Conclusionp. 8
Who You Are Is How You Teachp. 9
The First Preference Pair: Extraversion and Introversionp. 11
The Second Preference Pair: Sensing and Intuitionp. 14
The Third Preference Pair: Thinking and Feelingp. 17
The Fourth Preference Pair: Judging and Perceivingp. 19
Conclusionp. 22
What Type Looks Like in Studentsp. 23
Type Preferences: What You Might See in Studentsp. 24
Type and Learning Disabilitiesp. 27
Eight Kinds of Studentsp. 29
Case Studies-Using Type for Student Developmentp. 38
Using Type to Discover New Strategies for Helping Struggling Studentsp. 41
Conclusionp. 41
Type as a Framework for Differentiationp. 42
Learning Styles and Differentiationp. 42
How to Differentiate Without Being Overwhelmedp. 44
Differentiating a Lesson, Matching Content, Goals, and Learning Stylesp. 49
Differentiation to Help Students Become Comfortable With Each Learning Stylep. 51
Differentiation to Provide Genuine Choicesp. 52
One Last Step: Using Thinking and Feeling to Motivate All Studentsp. 54
Conclusionp. 55
Key Differentiation Strategiesp. 57
Scaffolding Tools: Supporting Thinkingp. 58
Differentiated Choicesp. 64
Heterogeneous Groupsp. 65
Homogenous Groupsp. 67
Natural Patterns for Extensionsp. 67
What About Assessments?p. 68
Conclusionp. 72
Differentiated Classroom Managementp. 73
Differentiating the Learning Environmentp. 74
Sources of Classroom Management Problemsp. 74
Why Do Teachers Need to Adjust Their Styles?p. 75
How to Use This Chapterp. 76
The Strategies: Extraversion and Introversionp. 77
Sensing and Intuitionp. 83
Thinking and Feelingp. 85
Judging and Perceivingp. 88
Conclusionp. 92
Differentiated Reading Instructionp. 93
How Sensing and Intuitive Students Learn to Readp. 94
Differentiated Strategies for Sensing and Intuitionp. 96
Content Differences in What Students Like to Readp. 101
Strategies for Differentiationp. 104
Conclusionp. 109
Differentiated Writing Instructionp. 111
Helping Extraverts Get Ready to Writep. 113
Get Students Startedp. 118
Activities for Both Sensing and Intuitionp. 122
Conclusionp. 124
Differentiated Math and Science Instructionp. 125
Type and Math Anxietyp. 126
Math Anxiety and Elementary Teachersp. 127
Sensing, Intuition, and Problem Solvingp. 129
Maintaining the Cognitive Demands of the Taskp. 132
Differentiation Strategiesp. 136
Conclusionp. 142
Differentiating for Students From Other Culturesp. 143
Type, Multiculturalism, and Schoolsp. 144
Type and Culturally Responsive Teachingp. 146
Type and Other Culturesp. 148
Work Completion Strategies for Students of Poverty and Other Perceiving Culturesp. 153
Conclusionp. 156
Differentiating by Grade Levelp. 158
Kindergarten to Second Gradep. 158
Third to Fifth Gradesp. 159
The Middle-School Years: Helping Adolescents See Themselves as Studentsp. 161
The High-School Years: Helping Teens Make Their First Life Decisionsp. 162
The Type Lessonsp. 163
Quadrant Activities: Positive Experiences in Every Learning Stylep. 165
Type Lessons for Grade 3 Through Adultp. 168
Resource: Type Terms Bookmarkp. 176
Referencesp. 177
Indexp. 181
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