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Finally, after 15 years Carol has revisited her seminal work The Differentiated Classroom.
In her monthly column for Ed Leadership, Carol considers what makes a STEM teacher:
"I've always liked John Muir's assertion1 that 'when we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.' We'll get the crop of STEM graduates we need not so much when we mandate courses in certain disciplines as when we support teachers in all subjects to help their students develop the attitudes and habits of mind at the core of seeing—and seeking to understand—what's all around us in the world. And I'd bet those same habits will lead students to be wise stewards of that world."
Carol talks to the Alabama Best Practices Center about differentiation and her new book from ASCD, Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom, which is co-authored with UVA colleague Tonya Moon.
Videos from our Presenters
Just getting started with Differentiation?
In a video clip filmed at one of our Institutes, Carol Tomlinson breaks down three basic ways researchers tell us that students can differ with respect to learning: readiness, interest, and learning profile. She then suggests how teachers might differentiate with these needs in mind.
Media of Interest
Using Technology to Become a Better Listener
In a new ASCD Express issue on Differentiation and Technology, Melinda Moran shares practices that help us know our students better and suggests online resources that support those practices: Becoming Better Listeners.
Podcast: PreK-12 Talk Radio
Starting about 2:45, Carol has a chat with educational podcaster, Larry Jacobs, in Maine, .
Ed Week blogger, Peter DeWitt, uses an article published in Educational Leadership by Carol Tomlinson and Jane Jarvis, "Teaching Up," as a springboard to discuss setting high expectations for all students.
Award-winning teacher, author and blogger, Larry Ferlazzo asked Carol Tomlinson and Rick Rick Wormeli to help answer the question, "What is the best advice you can give to a teacher about differentiating instruction?" Read how they answered that question in his Teacher Blog in Education Week."