Early Reviews of So All Can Learn, part 1

Here’s what readers are already saying about:
So All Can Learn: A Practical Guide to Differentiation

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Eric White, Educator & National Faculty, Buck Institute for Education

In So All Can Learn, John McCarthy provides an essential resource for educators in one of the areas they crave the most: differentiation. This work stands out above others, because it seamlessly weaves actionable strategies with powerful stories to stretch the reader’s thinking. Differentiation can feel overwhelming, but McCarthy provides a framework to make it possible for any teacher at any grade level. More than merely informational, So All Can Learn feels like a dialogue with a trusted colleague. McCarthy is masterful at questioning and promoting reflection, which makes it a must-read for any educator.

Claire Murray, M.A., L.P.C., N.C.C. (Counselor) on Good Reads

This exciting new book is just what is needed today! It will help new teachers, as well as those with many years’ experience, reach students in a time-efficient manner. New ideas are fine. But if one doesn’t have the time to implement them, they are not going to happen.

What makes So All Can Learn so relevant is that it gives the information, as well as the encouragement and resources, to create differentiated lessons today! It also shows why student ownership is essential as well as giving ideas on how to gain it. When students are involved in lesson planning and assessment, they’re self-motivated to do a good job.

I remember one fourth grade reading class. My students were of average intelligence or better but you’d never know it looking at their scores. I could see them struggling every day. This book would have been a big help! Its resources, strategies, and guidance would have given me so many great ideas and saved me so much time! Instead I had to invent the wheel by myself.

I also remember one of my favorite third grade math classes. The students came in every day smiling, happy and enthusiastic—until we got to word problems. Then I watched their moods sink. Why? Many of them were reading below grade level. They could do the math, but they couldn’t read the problems. So they didn’t know what they were being asked to do.

When I read about Assessment Fog in Chapter 3, it really resonated with me. That was the problem I had faced. Yes, I solved it, but again, it took a lot of time. If I had had So All Can Learn, with all its resources, I could have created fog free assessments much faster.

This is why So All Can Learn is so valuable. It has, all in one place, the ideas, suggestions and resources that teachers need to help create successful differentiated lessons quickly.


More reviews of So All Can Learn: A Practical Guide to Differentiation coming soon as teachers and administrators talk about ways to make a real difference with learners.

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3 Differentiation Articles – Appetizers for So All Can Learn

With the launch of So All Can Learn on February 28, here are three articles that create background to my writing of this book. When writing them, they were elements of my thinking and shaping So All Can Learn. Reading them will take the edge off the hunger for the practical guide to Differentiation.

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1. 3 Guidelines to Eliminating Assessment Fog

Differentiation done well begins with assessments that give clean and clear data on what students know and do not know. Sadly, it’s likely that many assessments contain non-academic elements that get factored into the calculations. The result may likely be a skewed understanding of the learner. Explore this article to consider how you might identify the fog to clear it away. Here’s a bonus article that takes these ideas further: Eliminate Assessment Fog.

2. Students Matter: 3 Steps for Effective Differentiated Instruction

Differentiation does not have to be difficult to start. There are common sense steps that can be taken. This article shows a way to meet needs of all learners without the stress of worrying if you got it right.

3. Establishing a Culture of Student Voice

Student Voice matters. It’s an important part of deeper Differentiation for all learners. For those who immerse themselves into the practices for Personalization, student voice plays a critical role for success.

Please enjoy these articles, including the bonus article under Assessment Fog (Section 1). Consider registering with this blog to receive news on future posts. Follow me on twitter (@JMcCarthyEdS) to receive updates on many, many resources that I come across: https://twitter.com/JMcCarthyEdS

Bon Appetite!

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So All Can Learn: A Practical Guide to Differentiation

Trying to meet the needs of “ALL” learners is a career long challenge for teachers, administrators, professors, and district curriculum educators.

So All Can Learn: A Practical Guide to Differentiation by John McCarthy, EdS will help educators by:

  • providing a practical structure for effective teaching and learning
  • affirming what they already know is good for students
  • empowering them to innovate and adapt their current tools to meet needs of the advanced to the struggling learner.
  • growing their toolbox with new strategies and resources

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