Teach Up: Create a classroom that works for all students
I never get tired of reading the thoughts and ideas that Carol Ann Tomlinson shares with the educational community about how to meet students’ needs. Having seen her in action as a presenter, she is very captivating and convincing. The books and articles she has authored, many of which I have read, are scholarly, well-written, and lay out a vision for excellence in teaching.
In the February 2012 edition of Educational Leadership, she co-authored an article with Edwin Lou Javius titled, Teach Up for Excellence. It was one of the most inspiring pieces I have read and gave me a great deal to think about in my work with teachers. The concept of teaching up for excellence is not totally new, but her depiction of the idea is clearly one of the most interesting ways to think about meeting the needs of all students.
She begins with a…
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