by Joel McIntosh
Laurie E. Westphal discusses strategies for differentiating instruction for gifted students in a mixed-ability classroom in this podcast.
As we discussed in a previous podcast titled Ability Grouping of Gifted Children, increasingly teachers grapple with the task of differentiating instruction in a way that challenges every student in a mixed-ability classroom. While there are many approaches to accomplishing this goal, Prufrock Press' Differentiating Instruction With Menus series is one of the best ready-to-use resources available on the topic.In this podcast, I speak with Laurie Westphal, the author of the series. After teaching science for more than 15 years, both overseas and in the U.S., Laurie now works as an independent gifted education and science consultant and as a very popular Prufrock Press author of 30 books.