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fulfilling the promise of differentiation

Responding to the needs of all learners

The idea of differentiating instruction is an approach to teaching that advocates active planning for and attention to student differences in classrooms, in the context of high quality curriculums.




differentiating instruction is...

The idea of differentiating instruction to accommodate the different ways that students learn involves a hefty dose of common sense, as well as sturdy support in the theory and research of education (Tomlinson & Allan, 2000). It is an approach to teaching that advocates active planning for student differences in classrooms.



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Carol has updated The Differentiated Classroom and has also written a new book with colleague Tonya Moon: Assessment and Student Success in the Differentiated Classroom.

Research a Topic: Differentiation Resources from ASCD

Are you looking for more resources on differentiation? Research a Topic" is designed to guide you to the best resources on education related topics and put you in touch with fellow educators who shares same interests. It provides comprehensive list of ASCD materials and professional development opportunities, and other resources that exist beyond ASCD’s catalog.

Check out Dr. Carol Tomlinson talking about her book "The Differentiated School: Making Revolutionary Changes in Teaching and Learning" on her author's page on the ASCD website. She shares information about the book and her passion for changes in teaching and learning.