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2016 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

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Carol Tomlinson and Marcia Imbeau

Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom

About the Presenters

Carol Ann Tomlinson is the William Clay Parrish Jr. Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education. The top authority on differentiated instruction, Carol Ann Tomlinson has written more than 250 books, book chapters, articles, and other educational materials, and works regularly throughout the United States and internationally with educators who seek to create classrooms that are more effective with academically diverse student populations.

Marcia Imbeau is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, where she teaches graduate courses in childhood education and gifted education. She is an author, a regular presenter at ASCD conferences and institutes and, as a member of the ASCD Differentiated Instruction Cadre, works regularly with schools and districts to help teachers and leaders implement differentiation as a vehicle for achieving success for all learners.


Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom

Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom

Carol Ann TomlinsonMarcia ImbeauRecorded January 4, 2011

The prospect of "managing" a classroom of young learners is daunting to most teachers at the outset of their careers. Over time, most teachers become at least somewhat more comfortable with "managing" students. 

Nonetheless, classroom management remains a key impediment to using differentiated instruction for many, if not most, teachers both veteran and novice. 

This webinar explored three critical questions that may inhibit teacher confidence in establishing classrooms that are flexible enough to attend to the range of learning needs of students in those classrooms.

  • What is the difference between leading students and managing them?
  • What are some steps in effectively leading students?
  • What are some strategies for managing the details required for effective and efficient differentiation?

Watch this webinar as a way of reflecting on your own classroom or classrooms in your school or district, and to strengthen your understanding of what it means to be both leader and a manager in a setting designed to address the learning needs of all students in the classroom.



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