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Task Rotation: Strategies for Differentiating Activities and Assessments by Learning Style (A Strategic Teacher PLC Guide)
Harvey F. Silver, Joyce W. Jackson, and Daniel R. Moirao
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About This Book
Designed in partnership with more than 75 schools, Strategic Teacher PLC Guides make the important work of bringing high-impact, research-based instructional practices into every classroom easier than ever before. Each guide focuses on one strategy from the best-selling ASCD book The Strategic Teacher: Selecting the Right Research-Based Strategy for Every Lesson and serves as a complete professional development resource for a team of teachers (or professional learning community) to learn, plan, and implement the strategy in their classrooms.
This guide focuses on Task Rotation, a strategy that provides teachers with a manageable and highly effective way to differentiate learning activities and formative assessments via learning styles. The strategy is designed around research showing that students whose teachers incorporate a variety of learning styles into classroom activities routinely perform better on objective tests and performance assessments than do students who receive "traditional" instruction. When using Task Rotation, teachers present students with four interrelated tasks that ask them to use different styles of thinking:
This PLC Guide takes you and your colleagues on a "guided tour" of Task Rotation, enabling you to
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HARVEY F. SILVER, EdD is president of Silver Strong & Associates and Thoughtful Education Press. He has conducted numerous workshops for school districts and state education departments throughout the United States. He was the principal consultant for the Georgia Critical Thinking Skills Program and the Kentucky Thoughtful Education Teacher Leadership Program.
JOYCE W. JACKSON is a seasoned teacher with more than 30 years of experience in the classroom. She is a consultant in the areas of curriculum design, closing the achievement gap, and school improvement. Before working with teachers as a Silver Strong & Associates coach and mentor, she worked with the Kentucky Department of Education to serve and assist at-risk populations of students.
DANIEL R. MOIRAO, EdD is an experienced K–12 teacher and site and district administrator. He collaborates with school communities to incorporate learning styles, research-based instructional strategies, and curriculum design into sustainable classroom practice. He coaches teachers and administrators in developing school cultures that focus on powerful and engaging learning so that each student will graduate with the skills needed to succeed in the 21st century.
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