Recommended Teaching Resources
The following three resources are invaluable for teaching with a developmental approach. All of them come with developmental maps so that teachers can easily identify students’ stages of learning with accompanying strategies for appropriate instruction.
First Steps in Literacy
Pearson Professional Learning
http://www.pearsonprofessionallearning.ca/firststeps/about_firststeps.html
First Steps in Mathematics
Pearson Professional Learning
http://www.pearsonprofessionallearning.ca/firststepsmath/index.html
PRIME Number and Operations
Dr Marian Small
Toronto, Ont: Nelson , Thomson Canada Ltd, 2005.
http://www.prime.nelson.com/PRIME/

There are many wonderful resources available to teachers to support teaching classes with a range of learning needs. Most resources with a learnercentered perspective have valuable suggestions for teaching multiage and singleage classes. If you would like to recommend a resource for multiage teachers, please email me.
Begin with the Brain. Orchestrating the LearnerCentered Classroom
Martha Kaufeldt, 1999
Zephyr Press, Tucson Arizona, US
ISBN: 1569760985
This book offers practical, simpletoimplement, effective strategies for dealing with the daytoday elements of orchestrating a classroom so your students can experience the joy of learning.
Differentiation in Practice Grades K5
Carol Ann Tomlinson & Caroline Cunningham Eidson, 2003
ASCD, Alexandria, Virginia USA
ISBN: 0871207605
This book explains how to design and implement differentiated instruction to meet the challenge of mixedability classes. Samples of differentiation in the elementary grades are given, but can be applied at all levels.
Teaching StudentCentered MATHEMATICS Grades K3
Teaching StudentCentered MATHEMATICS Grades 35
John A Van de Walle & LouAnn H Lovin , 2006
Pearson Education, Inc, USA
Grade range K3 ISBN: 0205408435 Grade range 35 ISBN: 0205408443
These two resource books are chockfull of practical activities that are studentcentered and problembased. They provide clear explanations of the Big Ideas for the teacher, expanded lessons and assessment strategies to implement in the classroom. More than 50 reproducible blackline masters are available from a companion website www.ablongman.com/vandewalleseries
Good Questions for MATH TEACHING K6
Peter Sullivan & Pat Lilburn, 2002
Math Solutions Publications USA
ISBN: 13:9870941355513, ISBN: 10: 0941355519
This book focuses on openended questions, or “good questions” – ideal for mixedability classes. It helps teachers define good questions, offers tips on how to create their own good questions, and includes a variety of questions for use in the classroom.
Good Questions for MATH TEACHING Grades 58
Lainie Schuster & Nancy Canavan Anderson, 2005
Math Solutions Publications USA
ISBN: 13: 9780941355698 ISBN: 10: 0941355691
This book promotes students’ mathematical thinking, understanding, and proficiency by asking careful, purposeful questions. Openended, or “good questions” are ideal to use in a class of mixedability students.
Making Classroom Assessment Work
Anne Davies, PhD. 2000
Connections Publishing, Courtenay, BC, Canada
ISBN: 0968216048
This book offers a thoughtful framework for teachers to include students in classroom assessment process. Davies provides a bridge between what the research shows and what teachers can do in their classrooms.
