Dr. Carol Ann Tomlinson is an American educator, author and speaker. She is best known for her innovative work with Differentiated Instruction education techniques. Carol is author of over 250 books, book chapters, articles, and other educational materials including: 


  • How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed Ability Classrooms, 

  • The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 

  • Fulfilling the Promise of the Differentiated Classroom, 

  • (with Jay McTighe) Differentiating Instruction and Understanding by Design, 

  • (with Kay Brimijoin and Lane Narvaez) The Differentiated School, 

  • (with Marcia Imbeau) Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom, 

  • (with David Sousa) Differentiation and the Brain: How Neuroscience Supports the Learner-Friendly Classroom, and 

  • (with Tonya Moon) Assessment in a Differentiated Classroom: A Guide to Learner Success.  


Her books on differentiation are available in 13 languages. 

In 2013 Carol was #20 on in the Education Week Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings of university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about schools and schooling. In that same list, she was ranked in the top five most influential voices in Psychology. Carol works throughout the United States and internationally with educators who seek to create classrooms that are more effective with academically diverse student populations.


Upcoming Workshops


Quality Differentiation


October 15 - 16, 2016

Bangkok, Thailand