Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Notes from an Accidential Teacher

It was by chance that educator Carol Ann Tomlinson first entered the classroom, but this fortunate accident blossomed into a career that has spanned several decades. In a recent Educational Leadership article, Tomlinson reflects on her professional experience and shares the five principles and components of effective teaching that became the pillars of her career. Read the full article.


  1. Great link, Gayla. As someone for whom teaching is a second career, I can appreciate Carol Ann's sense of backing into her calling to the classroom. It is interesting to note that her five "pillars" are all conscious choices of attitude or outlook. Excellent advice for new educators.

  2. PS - interesting coincidence that ASCD and ASTD have similar focus (one in education, one in industry), and REALLY similar logos:


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