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Differentiating Instruction: One Word that Can Change Everything

How can a teacher keep an entire class moving in the same direction when some learners are from different cultures and speak different languages,...
A Close Look at Close Reading in a Diverse Classroom

Close reading, the practice of reading to uncover layers of meaning that lead to deep comprehension, is now a requirement of the new standards....
Differentiated Instruction: What NOT to Do

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Betty Hollas Watch In some classrooms, particular instructional moves to differentiate instruction are really not effective—and aren’t even true differentiated instruction. Join us...
Improving Comprehension with QAR

Questioning is a key ingredient in the teaching and learning process. It has been cited as not only the most common, but also the...
Six-Trait Writing: It’s All About Revision

Revision is a critical—yet often neglected—part of the writing process. It gives students an opportunity to reflect on what they have written, learn more...
Effective Feedback: A Tool for Learning and Achievement

Many factors contribute to overall student achievement. However, One of the single most powerful factor is feedback. According to decades of research, effective feedback...
Common Core and the Six Traits Connection

Do the Six Traits of Writing connect to the Common Core State Standards for writing? If so, how? The answer is yes—perfectly. In fact, teachers...
Differentiation of Instruction in the Elementary Grades

If students aren't learning from the way we teach, then we need to teach them in the way they learn. In most elementary classrooms, some...
SDE Webinar: Six-Trait Writing: Next Steps for Continued Success (Gr. 3-8)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Betty Hollas Watch Join Betty Hollas as she builds on her earlier Six Traits webinar and shares ways to continue using the Six-Trait...
SDE Webinar: Improving Comprehension with the Question Answer Relationship (QAR) Strategy (Gr. K-3)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Betty Hollas Watch Getting students to ask the right questions and determine appropriate responses during reading is the key to increasing comprehension....
SDE Webinar: Feedback that Sizzles, Not Fizzles (Gr. 3-8)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Betty Hollas Watch The research is clear. Effective feedback can have a powerful effect on student achievement. There is no doubt that...
SDE Webinar: Differentiating with Close Reading (Gr. 3-8)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Betty Hollas Watch Provide instruction that ensures all your students can successfully examine the deep structures of a piece of text. In...
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Differentiated Instruction expert Betty Hollas explains that although DI is not a new concept, it is as prevalent in today's classrooms as it was decades ago.

Books and Resources

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To place an order, please call 1-800-321-0401 x1451. Taking the Easy First Steps into Differentiation (7-12) Yes, you can do it at the middle- and high-school levels! Betty shows...
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To place an order, please call 1-800-321-0401 x1451. 86 Strategies for Differentiating Instruction (K-6) By Char Forsten, Gretchen Goodman, Jim Grant, Betty Hollas & Donna Whyte Integrate differentiated instruction into...
SDE-7-secrets-to-motivating-your-team

To place an order, please call 1-800-321-0401 x1451. (Administration) Here's a "must read" for all school principals and other education leaders. Writing with her typical humor and directness,...
SDE-DI-whole-group-setting-3-8

To place an order, please call 1-800-321-0401 x1451. Taking the Easy First Steps into Differentiation (3-8) Yes, you can do it at the middle- and high-school levels! Betty shows...
SDE-differentiating-textbooks

To place an order, please call 1-800-321-0401 x1451. Strategies to Improve Student Comprehension and Motivation (4-12) By Char Forsten, Jim Grant & Betty Hollas This easy-to-use resource provides more than...