In this short guide, Sue Cowley offers practical advice for improving differentiation in the classroom. She explains a variety of techniques and strategies that teachers can use straight away, to help all their students learn more effectively. In this short book Sue offers advice on using targets and timing, tips on creating groups for differentiated learning, thoughts on developing higher order thinking for all your students, and much much more. This 'at a glance' guide will help you gain a fresh insight into a complex topic. You will learn how to differentiate more effectively, without spending lots of extra time on planning and preparation. Mini guide: approx. 70 pages (15,000 words)
Sue Cowley is an experienced teacher and subject co-ordinator, whose specialisms are in English and Drama. After qualifying as a primary school teacher, she taught in a number of different secondary schools in London and Bristol. She has also worked overseas at an international school in Portugal.
Sue is the best selling author of eighteen teaching and parenting books, including "Getting the Buggers to Behave", which has sold over 120,000 copies and has been translated around the world. Sue has written articles and columns for a number of teaching publications, including the TES, Child Education, Junior Education and Teacher Magazine.
Sue is a internationally renowned teacher trainer, who provides INSET for schools and other educational establishments around the UK and in Europe. She has given presentations for high profile organisations, including the NUT, the GTC, Fast Track, Cambridge and Bedfordshire Universities, and to a number of deputy and head teacher conferences. Sue appears on Teachers' TV, helping teachers develop their behaviour management skills. As well as working with school teachers, Sue has also trained a range of other educational staff, including teaching assistants, librarians and college lecturers.
Sue's primary aim through her work is to give practical, realistic and honest advice. Her books offer a combination of tips, ideas and strategies, written in an easily accessible and amusing way. Through the training courses that she runs, Sue puts across her ideas about teaching in a fun and engaging format. She still works with school children on a voluntary basis, so that she can keep up to date with 'life at the chalk face'. She is also Chair of the Committee at her local voluntary run preschool.
Sue's website is: www.suecowley.co.uk