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Let’s talk straight for a minute about student equity. Professional educators like you face big challenges in ensuring that each child in your care has...

Four Pathways to Equity in Education for All Students

“Sit’ n’ git.” Cue the eye rolling, thumbs down, gritted teeth, and/or any other emoticon that conveys what a waste of valuable educator time this...

Tips For Seeing The Possibility In Every Student With Tony Frontier

The quiet questions we ask ourselves play a critical role in the results we get. As an educator who is endlessly curious about how...

Mediocrity versus Excellence: What’s the Difference?

Average is easy. Excellence is hard. But what determines the difference?

Are You Ready to Design Rigorous PBL?

I am very excited about my upcoming session at the ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence called “Designing Project-Based Learning Activities for Rigorous Learning.”

4 Reasons Not to Miss #ASCDCTE16

Whether you’re a teacher or teacher leader, or any other educator tasked with developing this and the next generation of great classroom practitioners, the 2016 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence is the conference for you.

Three Steps to Building Curiosity in the Classroom

Nurturing and developing the natural curiosity found in toddlers should be the number one job of educators. A quick review of the “Learning and Innovation Skills” section of the Framework for 21st Century Learning highlights the 4Cs: critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity.

CTE Preview: Understanding by Design and GANAG for Unit and Lesson Planning

Jay McTighe, cocreater of the Understanding by Design® (UbD™) framework, and Jane E. Pollock, coauthor of Classroom Instruction That Works, 1st edition (ASCD, 2001),...

CTE Preview: Recapturing the Magic of Teaching and Learning

We asked Tom Dewing to elaborate on the content of his session at the upcoming 2015 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence, June 26–28, in...

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