Book Club, Curriculum

KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 3

Chapter three in The Differentiated Classroom is titled Rethinking How We Do School - And For Whom. It was a little too common sense for me and didn't provide me with the type of information I came to this book for: specific differentiation strategies I can use in my own classroom. The chapter discusses the… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 3

Book Club, Curriculum

KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch.2

I wrote about beginning The Differentiated Classroom a couple of weeks ago and being excited to be able to encorporate ideas from it into my own classroom. The first chapter was an introduction to differentiation and also provided some real classroom examples of differentiation in practice, which I appreciated. Chapter two is titled Elements of… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch.2

Book Club, Curriculum

KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 1

It's been a long while since I've posted and I thought it only right to begin with a new book. I've just begun The Differentiated Classroom by Carol Ann Tomlinson (I'm obsessed with differentiation and various ways to implement it). The book is nice and skinny with ten short chapters, so I'm excited to dive… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 1

Art, Curriculum, Elementary

Make Your Own Dinosaur!

I like to try my hardest to combine Art with what we're learning about in other subjects. It can sometimes be challenging, and other times not so much. Either way, the kids love making art, so integrating it with other subjects can really help them to remember certain important points. This time around was one… Continue reading Make Your Own Dinosaur!

Book Club, Curriculum

KIAT Book Club: Differentiation in Practice Ch. 6

Well friends, we've come to the last chapter in Differentiation in Practice by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Caroline Cunningham Eidson. This chapter brings us back to English Language Arts and focuses on literature circles. To be more specific, it's a unit designed to introduce students to literature circles. As a new elementary teacher, I have… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: Differentiation in Practice Ch. 6

Book Club, Curriculum

KIAT Book Club: Differentiation in Practice Ch. 5

Oh my goodness! How excited was I to finish chapter four in Differentiation in Practice, flip the page, and discover chapter five was another math unit?! It's hard to tell when someone is being sarcastic on the Internet, so let me tell you I am being absolutely sincere. As I mentioned in chapter four, math… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: Differentiation in Practice Ch. 5

Book Club, Curriculum

KIAT Book Club: Differentiation in Practice Ch. 4

Unit four in Differentiation in Practice by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Caroline Cunningham Eidson is a Math unit titled The World of Geometry. I was very excited about reading this chapter as I find Math the biggest struggle for me to teach. I'm a trained high school English teacher so elementary math is still something… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: Differentiation in Practice Ch. 4