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PEA-09823 - Different Kids Same Classroom [R] 9780582909823
Different Kids Same Classroom [R]
Helen McGrath and Toni Noble
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A book for every teacher! Here is the key to meeting the challenge of teaching
in the mixed ability classroom. Each section presents a range of practical teaching
strategies so that all children are included in lessons yet still have their individual
Co-operative skills are outlined to help students learn how to work together.
Games are an integral part of the approach taken in this book and are used to
teach students in an enjoyable way the necessary learning and social skills that
help build a tolerant and supportive classroom, in addition to helping to train peer
Units of work focus on the basic needs of student with learning difficulties whilst
also challenging the more able students.
Part A: Building a Supportive Classroom
Lots of ideas for the whole class to share together and so learn to value and
respect each other`s differences, feel good about themselves and enjoy working
together, thus creating a supportive and caring classroom environment.
Part B: Using Co-Operative Learning
The best way to teach children to work together is to first teach students specific
co-operative social skills for working in groups. Twenty-five co-operative skills are
treated in addition to enjoyable ways to select groups, different roles for group
members and twelve co-operative games.
Part C: Working on the Same Topic but at Different Levels
Units of work integrating different curriculum areas that tap into student`s basic
factual knowledge to tasks provoking higher order thinking.
Basic skills checklist and how to create your own units of work for mixed ability
How to implement units of work to cater for student differences.
Running independent learning contracts and fostering research skills.
Part D: Building School Support Teams
Ways to link up support people in the school and community to help
students succeed at their own level through the setting up of a peer
tutoring programme (cross-age and the same age), working parents,
team teaching and creating a mentor programme.
Part E: Strategies for Helping Students Get on with Their Work
Enjoyable activities and visual memory joggers provide many ideas to
encourage students to stay on task.
A comprehensive list of references are provided for further reading.
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