Book Club, Curriculum

KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 7

Hi everyone! I've been reading The Differentiated Classroom by Carol Ann Tomlinson and I just finished chapter seven. The chapter is titled Instructional Strategies That Support Differentiation and, you guessed it, it's all about various instructional strategies teachers can use in their classrooms. I really liked this chapter as it discusses different types of instruction,… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 7

Book Club, Curriculum

KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 6

Hello again, friends! I just finished chapter six in Carol Ann Tomlinson's The Differentiated Classroom and I'm here to keep you all updated! Last chapter discussed how teachers need to begin their planning for differentiating their classes and how important it is to remember exactly what students need to learn. Chapter six is titled Teachers… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 6

Book Club, Curriculum

KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 5

Hello everyone! We've been reading Carol Ann Tomlinson's The Differentiated Classroom for the past few weeks, and I just finished reading chapter five. This chapter is titled Good Instruction as a Basis for Differentiated Teaching and I found it to be my favourite chapter thus far. It begins delving into the beginning stages of planning,… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 5

Book Club, Curriculum

KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 4

Hello again, friends! If you've been following along, you know I've been reading The Differentiated Classroom by Carol Ann Tomlinson. I just finished chapter four, titled Learning Environments That Support Differentiated Instruction and found it rather inspiring. The chapter discusses teaching as a learning triangle in which the teacher, students, and content are all represented… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: The Differentiated Classroom Ch. 4

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

KIAT Book Club: Neurodiversity in the Classroom Ch. 7

The final chapter in Neurodiversity in the Classroom pulls the whole book together by discussing "The Strength-Based School" in which all students are fully integrated and fully involved. The school used as an example throughout is the William W. Henderson Inclusion Elementary School, which sounds like a truly amazing school. Students with any sort of… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: Neurodiversity in the Classroom Ch. 7

Book Club

KIAT Book Club: Neurodiversity in the Classroom Ch. 6

Hello, friends! We've gotten to chapter six in Thomas Armstrong's Neurodiversity in the Classroom. This one is about students with emotional and behavioural disorders. This chapter was a challenge for me because there are just so many various emotional and behavioural disorders that to lump them all together in one small chapter is no small… Continue reading KIAT Book Club: Neurodiversity in the Classroom Ch. 6