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...

Go Together Like… Assessment and Instruction

By Harvey F. Silver They say that the classics never go out of style. And lately, whenever I talk about the interconnection between assessment and...

Using Visuals to Reinforce Key Procedures

By Grace Dearborn By using visuals to reinforce key classroom procedures, you can not only save your voice, but also set the tone for a...

How Can Educators Realistically Differentiate in a Standards-Based World? Assess, Assess, Assess!

By Donnell Gregory Building routine assessment practices in classrooms does not have to be mundane; in fact, it should be the exact opposite. Assessment of...

How to Teach Listening in the Digital Age: Three Questions to Ask

By Erik Palmer When I began teaching a couple of decades ago, I read an article about how much television children watched. I was stunned...

Assessment in the Classroom: Informing Teaching and Learning

By Chris Gareis and Leslie Grant, The College of William & Mary Formative assessment is getting all kinds of attention these days. Open any journal,...

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