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In her monthly column for Ed Leadership, Carol recalls a time when school-based conversations focused on teaching for thinking and not high-stakes tests:

“Teachers wanted to understand what it meant to ask a 7-year-old or a 17-year-old to think deeply. We tried approaches born of our own emergent thinking about thinking. Some of these turned out to be lame, some promising, but both kinds were instructive to my colleagues and me. We saw ourselves growing as we adapted new approaches.”

Current media/books/articles


The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of all Learners, 2nd edition by Carol Ann Tomlinson


Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Tonya R. Moon


Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Marcia B. Imbeau

Carol joins co-authors Kristi Doubet and Jessica Hockett in a discussion with ASCD about differentiation spurred by the release of their new book Differentiation in Middle and High School.

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Leading for Differentiation: Growing Leaders Who Grow Kids by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Michael Murphy

Leading for Differentiation: Growing Leaders who Grow Kids just won the Revere Award given by the American Association of Publishers for the most outstanding book of the year on K-12 leadership.

LISTEN: Differentiation Works Podcast