I am conversant in these topics and look forward to discussing them.

For differentiated instruction:

Research the topic at Dare To Differentiate wiki, ASCD.orgDifferentiation CentralRick Wormeli’s BlogPinterest: Differentiated InstructionPrufrock Press

Good starter texts:

       How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms by Carol A. Tomlinson

       Leading and Managing A Differentiated Classroom by Carol A. Tomlinson

       Fair Isn’t Always Equal by Rick Wormeli

       Pathways to Understanding: Patterns and Practices in the Learning-Focused Classroom by Laura Lipton

Hands-on Strategies

                • Lesson Plan Templates and DI planning guide

               • Ways to Build in more Differentiation: Interest Flexibility, Readiness FlexibilityLearning Profile Flexibility by Marcia Imbeau and Carol A. Tomlinson

              • Marcia Imbeau’s Low Prep Examples & Learning Contracts

               • Stages of Differentiation for Teachers

              • Stages of Differentiation for Administrators: Tomlinson’s Rubric for DI Observations Look-Fors and SDE’s Continuum for DI–Stages of Development

              • Tools for Schools DI Resources Pages 34-39 are helpful in assessing your school’s stage of development and pages 40-60 contain relevant strategies for classroom teachers.

For learning profiles:

Consider students’ learning style, intelligence preference, gender and culture

                     • Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences          • Kolb’s Learning Profile

                             Multiple Intelligences                  Kolb's Learning Cycle

For effective planning:

        The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units by Jay McTighe

        Teaching for Understanding Guide by Tina Blythe and Associates

        Integrating Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design by Carol Ann Tomlinson & Jay McTighe

       Modern Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy

       Jay McTighe’s UbD-Websites

For sustenance in the field:

       The Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer

       Joining a teacher inquiry group, such as Mills Scholars or SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity)

For Growth Mindset and Grit:

        • Carol Dweck and Mindset

       • Mindsets in the Classroom by Mary Cay Ricci

        • Grit Rubric–Angela Duckworth UPenn

        • College Track Grit rubric

        • Practical PDFs

For a Conversation about Differentiation

      2013 NYTimes Article on Ability Grouping 

      1953 Article about Differentiation