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Carol Ann Tomlinson

Carol Ann Tomlinson

Carol Ann Tomlinson is an American educator, author and speaker. She is known for her work with differentiated instruction, a means of meeting students' individual needs in education.[1] Tomlinson is a reviewer for eight journals and has authored over 300 articles and books including The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners,[2] which has been described as a seminal work in the field of differentiated instruction.[3]

Carol Ann Tomlinson
OccupationEducator, author and speaker
SubjectDifferentiation in education
Notable worksHow to Differentiate Instruction in a Mixed Ability Classroom, The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, Leadership for Differentiated Schools and Classrooms

Tomlinson also participates in several web-related professional development services, including webinars with[4] and an online Differentiated Instruction course with Knowledge Delivery Systems.[5]

Tomlinson has a background in German, English, education, technological studies in youth education and drama, reading, speech pathology, gifted education, and curriculum and instruction for creative and critical thinking.[6]


  1. McKee, Connor (2020). "Differentiation Techniques and Their Effectiveness for Video Game Art and Design Lectures in Higher Education". The Computer Games Journal. 9: 75–90. doi:10.1007/s40869-020-00096-3.
  2. "Former Warrenton student honors junior high teacher". Fauquier Now. October 29, 2015.
  3. Bender, William (2012). Differentiating Instruction for Students With Learning Disabilities: New Best Practices for General and Special Educators. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. p. VII. ISBN 9781412998598.
  4. Ferlazzo, Larry. "Response: Ways to Differentiate Instruction for ELLs". Education Week - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  5. Archived 2016-05-29 at the Wayback Machine
  6. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-19. Retrieved 2009-03-25.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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