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The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition
Tomlinson, C. A.(2014)
With a perspective informed by advances in research and deepened by more than 15 years of implementation feedback in all types of schools this updates Carol's best-selling, classic work. She 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.

Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom
Tomlinson, C. A. & Moon, T. R. (2014)
Carol Ann Tomlinson and Tonya R. Moon take an in-depth look at assessment and show how differentiation can improve the process in all grade levels and subject areas. After discussing differentiation in general, the authors focus on how differentiation applies to various forms of assessment—pre-assessment, formative assessment, and summative assessment—and to grading and report cards.

 

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Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom
Tomlinson, C. A. & Imbeau, M. (2010)
This book addresses two key elements for guiding the work of students in a flexibly organized classroom: leading students and managing details. The first half of the book explores what it means to be a leader of students in a differentiated classroom. The second half provides practical guidance for dealing with issues such as assigning students to groups, handling student noise, movement around the classroom, using materials, grading, and so on. A toolkit at the end of the book provides additional illustrations.

 

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Differentiation and Brain: How Neuroscience supports the learner-friendly classroom
Sousa, D., & Tomlinson, C. A (2010)
This book describes the key elements in a full model of differentiation (e.g. learning environment, curriculum, assessment, readiness, interest, learning profile, classroom management) as well as current research from neuroscience that relates to those elements. Each chapter also includes classroom scenarios and application examples.


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The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of all Learners (1999)
This book delineates and illustrates the principles that guide a differentiated classroom. It focuses on application of instructional strategies that make it much easier to provide multiple learning paths for students. Vivid classroom examples help educators see differentiation in action and include steps to help teachers get started with differentiation or to take it to a higher level.

 


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Leadership for Differentiating Schools and Classrooms
Tomlinson, C. & Allan, S. D. (2000)
This book explores how school leaders can develop responsive, personalized, and differentiated classrooms. Classrooms function best when teachers and students join to develop multiple avenues to learning. Until every student is growing and successful, teacher professional growth is unfinished. The authors show how school leaders can encourage and support growth toward differentiation in their schools.

 

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How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-ability Classrooms (2001)
In this book, you will learn proven ideas for how to match instructional approaches to the readiness levels, interests and learning profiles of students using strategies such as learning centers, hands-on activities, contracts, and summative products. The book also explains how teachers can differentiate content, process, and products to support student learning. The "how-to" chapters give fully explicated examples of differentiation in action.

 

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Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom (2004)
With real-life stories, this book illustrates how teachers respond to students' affective needs through their own responses and their decision about curriculum and instruction. The book blends theory and practice, suggesting helpful strategies and routines and providing a collection of tools to help teachers ahead of student differences while still focusing on essential content.

 

 

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Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiated Curriculum (grades K-5/5-9)
Tomlinson, C.& Edison, C. (2003)
Drawing from what classroom teachers do to incorporate differentiation in their classrooms, these books provide nine differentiated core-subject units. Each unit is complete with standards and learning outcomes, lesson plans, worksheets, a variety of instructional strategies, and other materials for classroom instruction. Comments from the teacher who created the unit helps you understand a teacher's think as he/she planned differentiation based on students' varied interests, strengths, and needs. These units can be used as a guide as you design your own differentiated unit.

 

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Differentiation in Practice: A resource guide for differentiated curriculum (grades 9-12)
Tomlinson, C.,& Strickland, C. (2003)
Drawing from what classroom teachers do to incorporate differentiation in their classrooms, these books provide nine differentiated core-subject units. Each unit is complete with standards and learning outcomes, lesson plans, worksheets, a variety of instructional strategies, and other materials for classroom instruction. Comments from the teacher who created the unit helps you understand a teacher's think as he/she planned differentiation based on students' varied interests, strengths, and needs. These units can be used as a guide as you design your own differentiated unit.

 

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Integrating Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design: Connecting Contents and Kids
Tomlinson, C.,& McTighe, J. (2006)
This book examines what it means to plan and integrate high quality, meaning focused curriculum and responsive classroom instruction. Blending two important models, it asks the question: how can teachers heed to the needs of varying learners in an essential and meaningful context.


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The Differentiated School: Making Revolutionary Changes in Teaching and Learning (2008)
The book explores how leaders in two schools supported and encouraged teachers in delivering instructional approaches that attend to the needs and interests of a broad range of students. It clarifies goals and attributes of best-practice differentiation and provides illustrations from schools and leaders who understand both differentiation and school change---and who have been effective in moving from comfortable and familiar ways of teaching to approaches that support the academic growth of a far wider sphere of students that is typically the case in many classrooms.

 

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The Parallel Curriculum (2001)
Tomlinson, C., et al.
This book offers an innovative model for rich curriculum development across varying student ability levels. Its four parallel approaches to curriculum development were designed to challenge a broad range of students and to enable teachers guide each students toward greater expertise in and across content areas. It provides four paths to presenting and understanding the disciplines as well as a process of developing challenge in response to students' current levels or a progression toward expertise.

 

The Parallel Curriculum: A design to develop learner potential and challenge advanced learners
Tomlinson, C., et al. (2008)
With sample units, rubrics, and more, this updated Parallel Curriculum book will help teachers develop and implement authentic curriculum that moves students along the continuum toward expertise. The book proposes and illustrates four parallel ways of designing authentic curriculum and connecting learners with knowledge, understanding, and skills that experts in the disciplines would value. In addition, it provides a model for planning to help students develop toward expertise in knowledge, skills, attitudes, and habits of mind.

 

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The Parallel Curriculum: A design to develop learner potential and challenge advanced learners
*Multimedia kit for professional development
This multimedia kit demonstrates how the Parallel Curriculum Model helps educators refine their understanding of a high-quality, comprehensive curriculum to dramatically improve learning and achievement for diverse groups of students.
Includes: DVD (69 min.), Facilitator’s Guide, CD-ROM and Companion Book

 

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The Parallel Curriculum in the Classroom: Book 1
Tomlinson et al. (2005) *Essays for application across content areas for K-12
This book delves more deeply into the understandings of the Parallel Curriculum model, providing in-depth examination of how to design and implement appropriate curriculum and modify curriculum and classroom environment from multiple perspectives. This book will help educators understand in greater depth how to design and plan with the Parallel Curriculum models.

 

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The Parallel Curriculum in the Classroom: Book 2
Tomlinson et al. (2005) * Units for application across content areas for K-12
With Parallel Curriculum units developed by respected educators in the field, this book illustrates classroom applications of the Parallel Curriculum Model. It provides a series 7 units in which teachers from a range of subjects and grades apply the principles and practices of PCM for classroom use.