Multi-age and More

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Portage & Main Press, 1994 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 151 pages
Multi-Age and More, the second book in the Building Connections series, is designed to provide practical stragegies, innovative ideas, and adaptable examples for holistic teaching in elementary classrooms. Every classroom is a "multi-age" classroom: even same-age students have varied skills, abilities, and interests. Multi-Age and More is for all teachers of single-age and multi-age classes who are looking for ways to meet the challenges of learners and their diverse learning needs. This book provides teachers with criteria, organizers, and practical strategies for managing and teaching any multi-age, multi-ability, and multi-interest class. The book includes over 85 ideas to help you: plan, organize, and modify the curriculum get students to represent their thinking and show you what they know design instruction to meet the needs of your students make assessment and evaluation an integral part of your students' learning and your teaching use available physical space, materials, and supplies effectively work with parents, colleagues, and school educators

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Contents

ARTICULATING OUR BELIEFS
3
PLANNING FOR DIVERSITY
16
CREATING A COMMUNITY OF LEARNERS
32
USING PHYSICAL SPACE MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
44
RETHINKING INSTRUCTION
55
REPRESENTING OUR LEARNING
70
ACCOUNTING FOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT EVALUATION AND REPORTING
81
INFORMING INVITING AND INCLUDING OTHERS
104
RESPONDING TO QUESTIONS
119
CONCLUSION
125
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Colleen Politano, M.Ed., is a consultant working for school districts and the Bureau of Education & Research in British Columbia. She presents workshops on a wide variety of topics, including literacy, brain-based learning, differentiated instruction, multi-age classrooms, and authentic assessment. Colleen was a classroom teacher for 36 years and a recipient of the Canadian Teachers' Federation Hilroy Fellowship for innovation in education. She has co-authored several books.

Anne Davies, PhD, has worked in most Canadian provinces, in American states, and overseas. She works with educators at every level--primary to post-secondary, as well as with parents. Anne is involved with schools and jurisdictions in multi-year projects, working closely with local educators. This allows her to help people find assessment-for-learning solutions that work in a specific context. Anne does sessions at home in the Comox Valley, and works with educators in various locations to provide workshops to meet local needs.

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