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The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition

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The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition

by Carol Ann Tomlinson

Today more than ever, The Differentiated Classroom is a must-have staple for every teacher’s shelf and every school’s professional development collection.

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

  • Explains the theoretical basis of differentiated instruction.
  • Explores the variables of curriculum and learning environment.
  • Shares dozens of instructional strategies.
  • Goes inside elementary and secondary classrooms in nearly all subject areas to illustrate how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and strategies to respond to the needs of all learners.

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.

Differentiation Is vs. Is Not InfographicInfographic: What Is (and Is Not) Differentiated Instruction?

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. 

Post it in your office, share it with your colleagues, or circulate it on social media to keep best practices for differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students top of mind. 

See the infographic. (PDF)


Carol Ann Tomlinson Talks About the Second Edition 

See More Work by Carol Ann Tomlinson

Carol Ann TomlinsonCarol Ann Tomlinson, an expert on differentiated instruction, is the author of more than 200 articles, book chapters, books, and other professional development materials. 

Differentiated Instruction in Action Three-DVD Series

Join Carol Ann Tomlinson and classroom teachers as they bring differentiated instruction to life in this practical, easily implemented professional development program.

ASCD Professional Learning ServicesASCD Professional Learning Services

ASCD has experts in differentiated instruction who can provide professional development for your school or district.

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