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10.  Brain-Based Strategies to Reach Every Learner
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11.  Handbook on Differentiated Instruction for Middle and
       High Schools (paperback)
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Sheryn Spencer Northey is a lead teacher and "Teacher of the Year" recipient in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Eye on Education published this 208-page handbook in 2005.

The handbook  provides all of the tools (checklists, preference questionnaires, etc.) for getting to know students and their different ways of learning and thinking.  It offers many examples and suggestions for using the information to help individuals learn their way. 

The author covers many additional topics such as determining readability of textbooks (often a critical issue in high school), assessing student interests, techniques for at risk learners, and encouraging higher order thinking and writing.   

Brain-Based Strategies to Reach Every Learner

This 160-page paperback was written by Dr. J. Diane Connell, a professor at Rivier College in Nashua, N.H.  It was published by Scholastic Teaching Resources in 2005.

The book is an excellent resource of information, checklists, questionnaires and surveys on brain dominance, learning styles, multiple intelligences, and emotional intelligence.  It includes surveys to help the teacher get to know his or her own brain preferences.  This can help you to avoid the tendency to teach only the way you prefer to learn rather than the different ways many students prefer to learn. The author provides sample lesson plans and suggestions useful in K-12 classes.  The book is available on Amazon.

Handbook on Differentiated Instruction for Middle and High Schools

The amount of information in the handbook might seem overwhelming to some readers who have not learned the secrets of modifying their lesson plans at a personally convenient pace and getting students themselves to use preference tools to guide their own learning activities.

Again, the book is available on Amazon where you can also use a search inside feature.