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Education for the 21st Century

A New Way of Thinking About Teaching and Learning

Professional Learning

Diane creates customized programs and presentations on a variety of topics related to teaching and learning including differentiation, student success in learning, gifted education, assessment and leadership.


Diane designs comprehensive plans with your school that reflect research based best practices in teaching and learning.


Diane has extensive experience as an instructional coach and co-teacher in inclusion classrooms. She personalizes professional learning experiences both in classrooms and with teachers.

Meet Diane Heacox, Ed.D.

Diane Heacox, ED.D.

Dr. Diane Heacox is a consultant and professional learning facilitator focusing on strategies to increase learning success for all students. Diane works with public, private and international schools on a variety of topics related to teaching and learning including differentiation, student success in learning, gifted education, assessment and leadership. 

She has worked with teachers in the United States, Denmark, Sweden, South Africa, Germany, Ireland and Canada at both the elementary and secondary school levels. 

Dr. Heacox creates customized presentations and training programs for schools, teachers, parents and public conferences. Use the button below to contact Diane.


Diane Heacox is the author of three books published by Free Spirit Publishing. 

Differentiation for Gifted Learners
Going Beyond the Basics
with Richard Cash

Connect unique learning differences among gifted and academically talented students to specific teaching and learning methods of differentiation that best address their needs. Topics include critical and creative thinking, interdisciplinary concepts, learning autonomy and specific affective curriculum needs. Additional chapters focus on giftedness defined in diverse groups, twice exceptional learners, defensible programs and services for elementary through senior high students, underachievement amongst gifted populations, co-teaching and instructional coaching. Also included are leadership strategies for embedding differentiation in classroom practice.

Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom
How to Reach and Teach All Learners
Second Edition

Get a practical introduction to differentiation. This book explains how to differentiate instruction in a wide range of classroom settings and curriculum topics. Practical, do-able strategies are introduced to provide challenge, choice and variety in learning. Other chapters focus on differentiation for special populations including gifted and academically talented learners, on-going assessment strategies and management of inclusive differentiated classrooms.

Making Differentiation a Habit
How to Ensure Success in Academically Diverse Classrooms
Second Edition

Educators will find specific, user-friendly tools to optimize teaching, learning and assessment. This book provides new ideas, fresh perspectives and additional research-based strategies designed to help teachers seamlessly integrate differentiation practices into their daily routines. In addition, a wealth of practical and specific tools, templates and checklists enable you to effectively implement new differentiation strategies tomorrow!

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