Additional Resources

To learn more about profile differentiation, the author suggests these resources on research and theory both for and against learning styles in the classroom:

"Differentiating Instruction in Response to Student Readiness, Interest, and Learning Profile in Academically Diverse Classrooms: A Review of Literature” by Carol Ann Tomlinson and others, Journal for the Education of the Gifted, Winter 2003

• Integrating Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design: Connecting Content and Kids by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Jay McTighe, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, Va.

Learning Styles Don’t Exist” by Daniel Willingham

• Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom (2nd edition) by Thomas Armstrong, ASCD, Alexandria, Va.

For more information on the use of learning profiles at Conway Elementary School and Colchester High School:

• The Differentiated School: Making Revolutionary Changes in Teaching and Learning by Carol Ann Tomlinson, Kay Brimijoin and Lane Narvaez, ASCD, Alexandria, Va.