ASCD book - The Differentiated Classroom, 2nd Edition by Carol Ann TomlinsonGet a sneak peek: Read Chapter 1. Today's classroom is more diverse, more inclusive, and more plugged into technology than ever before. In the update of her best-selling, classic work, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers a powerful and practical way to meet a challenge that is both very modern and completely timeless: how teachers can divide their time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct so many students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests. With a perspective informed by advances in research and deepened by more than 15 years of implementation feedback in all types of schools, Tomlinson. This book's insightful guidance for bringing differentiated instruction into your own classroom or refining your work can help each of your wonderfully unique learners move toward greater knowledge, more advanced skills, and expanded understanding. Look at the definition of differentiation—in terms of what it is and is not—in this infographic to further your learning from the book.
Books by Carol Ann Tomlinson
How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-ability Classrooms. Carol A. Noting that teachers in mixed-ability classrooms face multiple challenges at every grade level, this book provides guidance for teachers who are interested in creating learning environments that address the diversity typical of mixed-ability classrooms. The principles and strategies included can help teachers address a variety of learning profiles, interests, and readiness levels. The goal of the book is to help teachers determine what differentiated instruction is, why it is appropriate for all learners, how to begin to plan for it, and how to become comfortable enough with student differences to make school comfortable for each learner. Numerous practical examples assist teachers to use instructional strategies such as curriculum compacting, entry points, graphic organizers, contracts, and portfolios. A list of resources for further reading completes the book.
Kids of the same age aren't all alike when it comes to learning any more than they are alike in terms of size, hobbies, personality, or food preferences. Kids do have many things in common, because they are human beings and because they are all young people, but they also have important differences. What we share makes us human, but how we differ makes us individuals. In a classroom with little or no differentiated instruction, only student similarities seem to take center stage. In a differentiated classroom, commonalities are acknowledged and built upon, and student differences also become important elements in teaching and learning. At its most basic level, differentiating instruction means "shaking up" what goes on in the classroom so that students have multiple options for taking in information, making sense of ideas, and expressing what they learn.
Skip breadcrumb navigation. Carol Tomlinson Differentiation Double Pack. They are energetic and outgoing. They are quiet and curious. They are confident and self-doubting. They are interested in a thousand things or deeply immersed in a particular topic. More of them than ever speak a different language at home.
What Differentiated Instruction IS
She works throughout the United States and internationally with educators who want to create classrooms that are more responsive to a broad range of learners. Tomlinson's experience as an educator includes 21 years as a public school teacher working with preschoolers, middle school students, and high school students. At the secondary level, she taught English, language arts, German, and history. She also administered district-level programs for struggling and advanced learners and was Virginia's Teacher of the Year in At the University of Virginia, Tomlinson teaches undergraduates, master's students, and doctoral students, predominantly in the areas of curriculum design and differentiated instruction. In 's EducationNext Edu-Scholar Public Presence rankings, she was named one of the two most influential higher education voices in the United States in Psychology and the 16th most influential in all education-related fields.