I know it's a good idea. I know it's what we're supposed to do. Maybe I'm even doing it sometimes (most times?) and don't even know it. BUT. There's always a part of my brain saying, "too many kids, too little time, not enough resources specifically for math or for high school ...". Everything I have read in the past seems to be, "give projects!" and that seems to be the bulk of what I got from their suggestions.
This book (http://www.amazon.com/Differentiating-High-School-Classroom-Strategies/dp/1412917166/ref=sr_1_1/105-4459711-7881269?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1216748751&sr=1-1) seems to be different (from my glance and quick read through at the bookstore and through reading the 1st 5 pages and looking at the bulk of what each topic is about). I like the fact that the woman is (was?) a high school teacher. She has taught not just the "cream of the crop". She's not a PhD researcher who only knows theory. She talks about many obstacles and how to overcome them. She talks about the fact that, yes, we do have lots of things that get in the way. AND. The best part. It's geared to high school. Hopefully, I'll absorb the material and be able to use it as a springboard to make some progress this year on my differentiation.