Leadership for Differentiating Schools and Classrooms

Leadership for Differentiating Schools and Classrooms

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by Carol Ann Tomlinson, Susan Demirsky Allan
     
 

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Try going a week without hearing a call for a massive overhaul of our educational system. Parents, students, educators, bureaucrats, pundits . . . everyone says something must be done. But what? And who should do it?

In this environment, school leaders must build bridges for change. As the system now stands, many students spend great portions of their

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Try going a week without hearing a call for a massive overhaul of our educational system. Parents, students, educators, bureaucrats, pundits . . . everyone says something must be done. But what? And who should do it?

In this environment, school leaders must build bridges for change. As the system now stands, many students spend great portions of their lives feeling inferior if they struggle, invisible if they already know the material, problematic if they’re not a child of the dominant culture, and perverse if they question the school agenda.

This book explores how school leaders can develop responsive, personalized, and differentiated classrooms. Differentiation is simply a teacher attending to the learning needs of a particular student or small group of students, rather than teaching a class as though all individuals in it were basically alike.

Expert educators teach individuals the most important things in the most effective ways. No single approach works with all students. Classrooms function best when teachers and students join to develop multiple avenues to learning. Until every student is growing and successful, our own growth is unfinished. The authors show how school leaders can encourage and support growth in our classrooms.

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This book explores how school leaders can develop responsive, personalized, and differentiated classrooms<-->classrooms in which teachers attend to the learning needs of a particular student or small groups of students. Chapters discuss the theory behind this approach, the conditions that are necessary for its implementation, staff development, parent communication, and a case study. Tomlinson teaches educational leadership and policy at the University of Virginia. Allan is assistant superintendent for the Grosse Pointe (Michigan) Public Schools. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
With Leadership For Differentiating Schools & Classrooms, Carol Tomlinson and Susan Allan effectively collaborate to explore how school leaders can develop responsive, personalized, and differentiated classrooms. Differentiation is simply a teacher attending to the learning needs of a particular student or small group of students, rather than teaching a class as though all individuals in it were basically alike. A timely and important contribution to today's reinvigorated national discussion on educational policies and classroom practices at the national, state and local levels, Leadership For Differentiating Schools & Classrooms reveals how school leaders can encourage and support growth in our classrooms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416612476
Publisher:
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Publication date:
12/15/2000
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
798,169
File size:
1 MB

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