The Teacher's Survival Guide:
Differentiated Instruction in the Primary Classroom is planned to provide essential
information on differentiating instruction for primary children. It is intended
for teachers new to differentiation, whether they are new to teaching or
first chapter provides the foundation for the model in Chapter 2. The Effective
Differentiation Model shows the relationship of various components in a
chapters describe content, process, products and assessment as dimensions to
differentiate for learners; how to establish a learning environment that
supports differentiation; and management strategies to enhance differentiated
included are chapters describing sample strategies that differentiate, ways to
meet standards documents while differentiating, and how technology can be used
to enhance differentiation in a primary classroom.
chapter also includes survival tips and a survival toolkit containing useful
print and electronic resources.
is important for teachers to think about as they embark upon a journey into
differentiation. If it were really easy to differentiate, all teachers would be
The book is written for teachers who want the goals of
maintaining continuous progress for all students and developing lifelong
learners to characterise their teaching. It will be the handbook for starting
to differentiate, providing the guidance to persist in differentiating and
encouraging teachers as they build a repertoire of strategies to differentiate
in their classrooms.