Managing Talent Development For All in a Clustered Classroom: Making Differentiation for Talent Development Happen

Presenter(s): Karen B. Rogers

If educators desire to develop the talents or strengths of all students, instructional management is likely to help this happen. In this presentation, the seminal work of Susan Winebrenner, Dina Brulles, and Karen Brown will be shared. The idea of a Total School Clustering system makes this goal of teachers a little more viable. As students are sorted among classrooms according to their potential levels, teachers will be able to differentiate for each potential level more easily, allowing these potential levels more likely to result in the optimal development of talent. Once teachers know the potential levels in their respective classrooms, they can plan for talent development. Lists of possible strategies for five levels of potential will be shared, and the audience will be encouraged to add to these lists as they are presented.