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Carol Tomlinson, Kay Brimijoin, and Lane Narvaez
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Looking for advice and guidance on how to implement differentiated instruction throughout your school? Learn from the experts. Administrators and teachers alike will find viable ideas and answers to questions as leaders at two schools share milestones and vignettes from their real-life experiences in converting entire faculties to this dynamic approach to teaching and learning.
The authors balance broadly applicable guidance with specific illustrations of how two schools—a middle-income elementary school and a mixed-income high school—experienced the change process in dramatically different ways. In both instances, the new approach to teaching and learning had sweeping, positive results for staff and students.
Carol Ann Tomlinson, Kay Brimijoin, and Lane Narvaez have combined their expertise with differentiation in schools—including professional development, research, leadership, coaching, and teaching—to highlight factors that contributed to the continuing success of school reinvention efforts such as
Every educator seeking to move beyond isolated efforts to differentiate instruction will find practical support and inspiration in this book. At the same time, you’ll gain understanding about the key characteristics needed for deep, lasting instructional change that taps into the learning potential of all students in your classrooms and schools.
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CAROL ANN TOMLINSON career as an educator includes 21 years as a public school teacher of a differentiated classroom. Her work included 12 years as a program administrator of special services for struggling and advanced learners. She was Virginia's Teacher of the Year in 1974. More recently, she has been a faculty member at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education, where she is currently professor of educational leadership, foundations, and policy, and codirector of the university's Summer Institute on Academic Diversity and Best Practices Institutes, and where she was named Outstanding Professor in 2004.
KAY BRIMIJOIN is currently associate professor of education and chair of the Education Department at Sweet Briar College in central Virginia, where since 2000 she has taught in the teacher education program and helped to launch a master's program in differentiated curriculum and instruction. More than 20 years of classroom teaching and school administration, doctoral research on differentiation, and more than 10 years of work with schools and school districts convinced Brimijoin that teacher education programs must equip new teachers with the knowledge, understanding, and skills to differentiate curriculum and instruction.
LANE NARVAEZ has been the principal at Conway Elementary in the Ladue School District, St. Louis, Missouri, for the past 12 years. She has served as an administrator at the elementary, middle, high school, and district levels. Narvaez has worked in the public school systems of New York, Arizona, and Missouri, and has 28 years of teaching and administrative experience. She has worked in at-risk as well as affluent school communities.
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differentiated instruction | instructional leadership | leadership | professional learning communities | school improvement
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