After teaching science for more than 15 years, both overseas and in the U.S., Laurie Westphal now works as an independent gifted education and science consultant nationwide. She enjoys developing and presenting staff development on low-stress differentiation strategies and using menus for various districts and conferences, working with teachers to assist them in planning and developing lessons to meet the needs of their advanced students. Laurie currently resides in Houston, TX, and has made it her goal to convert as many teachers as she can to the differentiated lifestyle in the classroom and to share her vision for real-world, product-based lessons that help all students become critical thinkers and effective problem solvers. She is the author of the Differentiating Instruction With Menus series as well as Hands-On Physical Science and Science Dictionary for Kids.
Differentiating Instruction With Menus: Math for grades 6–8 offers teachers everything needed to create a student-centered learning environment based on choice.