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The Differentiated School: Making Revolutionary Changes in Teaching and Learning Paperback – 30 Jun 2008

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Carol Ann Tomlinson s career as an educator includes 21 years as a public school teacher. She taught in high school, preschool, and middle school, and worked with heterogeneous classes as well as special classes for students identified as gifted and students with learning difficulties. Her public school career also included 12 years as a program administrator of special services for advanced and struggling learners. She was Virginia s Teacher of the Year in 1974. She is professor of educational leadership, foundations, and policy at the University of Virginia s Curry School of Education; a researcher for the National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented; a codirector of the University of Virginia s Summer Institute on Academic Diversity; and president of the National Association for Gifted Children. Special interests throughout her career have included curriculum and instruction for advanced learners and struggling learners, effective instruction in heterogeneous settings, and bridging the fields of general education and gifted education. She is author of over 100 articles, book chapters, books, and other professional development materials, including How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, Leadership for Differentiated Schools and Classrooms, the facilitator s guide for the video staff development sets called Differentiating Instruction, and At Work in the Differentiated Classroom, as well as a professional inquiry kit on differentiation. She works throughout the United States and abroad with teachers whose goal is to develop more responsive heterogeneous classrooms.

Kay Brimijoin is currently associate professor and chair of the Education Department at Sweet Briar College in central Virginia, where she helped launch a master s program in differentiated curriculum and instruction and teaches courses on curriculum and instruction, assessment, literacy development, and student teaching. After 20 years of K-12 classroom teaching experience and school administration, Brimijoin completed her PhD in educational psychology with concentrations in gifted education and curriculum and instruction at the University of Virginia. She has received awards on curriculum design, research and evaluation, and distinguished dissertation work from the National Association for Gifted Children. She co-authored "The Differentiated School" in 2008 (ASCD) and a unit in "Differentiation in Practice: Grades 9-12 i"n 2005 (ASCD). Brimijoin has authored numerous articles and co-authored a 2003 review of the literature supporting differentiation. From 2000-2006 Brimijoin was a member of the ASCD Differentiation Faculty Cadre and continues to consult with schools across the country on differentiation, curriculum design, gifted education, and teacher education.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Resource 20 April 2013
By Valencia - Published on Amazon.com
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Excellent resource for any school. Provides practical and theoretical approaches to understanding how to impact learning for all students. The text analyzes two extremely different schools and tracks the process under second-order change.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good buy !!! 23 Sept. 2012
By Ken - Published on Amazon.com
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The book is very informative and well illustrated. It should be useful to educators at all levels. I recommend it highly.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not for students who know little about the subject 4 Aug. 2011
By Bo - Published on Amazon.com
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This is probably a very good book for the school principals and administrators if they want to implentment the program and want to know how to do it exactly. It is NOT a good book for students who have no background on the subject and want to know more about what differentiation is. This book never clearly define what differentiation is. It is very confusing to students. It goes right into implementation. Points are not clearly lay out (author used a lot of paragarphs and chapters to explain what the schools did). 3 out of 4 students in my small group hated this book. It includes a lot of sample worksheet for school administrators.

I borrowed the previous edition to take a look and found that it is a much better book for education majors. It talks about things in teachers' perspective. This edition talks thing in school administrators' perspective.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any school administrator or thinker on educational studies 7 Oct. 2008
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A school in Baltimore and a school in Seattle are two entirely different things, and "The Differentiated School: Making Revolutionary Changes in Teaching and Learning" realizes that. Advising educators to approach learning with their school's unique traits and student culture in mind, it grants ideas and tips for bettering one's schools to make for a more positive environment for all involved, be they students or staff. With tips on facilitating school leadership, "The Differentiated School" is a must for any school administrator or thinker on educational studies.
4.0 out of 5 stars Arrived in good condition. 27 Sept. 2016
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Arrived in good condition.
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