The Inclusive Classroom: A new approach to differentiation£13.99*
- Sara and Daniel have compiled a great book here offering a practical approach to differentiation ensuring all pupils in the classroom are offered opportunities to thrive.
- The book offers a wide collection of case studies followed on advice on ‘instead of this’ to ‘try this’, with pointers on how to tweak practice to support inclusion among all pupils.
- Differentiation is the focus of the book, and the authors focus on differentiating by support, assessment, outcome and process with advice on how teachers can achieve this inclusively.
- As expected, inclusion and a focus on children who may have specialised needs is at the heart of this book with the activities showcased strongly advocating that all pupils are included within the classroom, notwithstanding the challenges and opportunities this may pose.
- This book is aimed at primary or secondary colleagues, especially those who want to consider how to make their classroom more inclusive, supporting those students who may have additional needs.
Effective inclusion in the classroom shouldn’t be a burden; it should be the most rewarding aspect of a teacher’s role. In this innovative guide to supporting the most vulnerable students, experts Daniel Sobel and Sara Alston help primary and secondary teachers understand the barriers to children’s learning. Emphasising the importance of meeting needs rather than focusing on diagnosis, they provide proven differentiation methods that maximise learning for the whole class, while reducing stress and saving time for the teacher.
Guiding teachers through all the different phases of a single lesson, from starters to plenaries, the unique format of The Inclusive Classroom will help bring inclusion to the forefront of any lesson plan. Each chapter contains simple, effective actions to differentiate and improve learning outcomes for students vulnerable to underachievement, including those traditionally labelled SEN, EAL, pupil premium, looked after and young carers. Also provided are back-up ideas for when things don’t go to plan, real-life anecdotes from teachers, and instructions on how to rethink traditional diagnoses and instead prioritise strengths and participation needs.
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