PLC+: The Plus Is You

Written by Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher Professional learning communities have revolutionized the ways educators communicate and collaborate with one another to advance student learning. Beginning in...

Three Great Intervention Tools from Istation

Student intervention has made the shift to a big-picture approach, moving from employing only one individual intervention specialist to assembling a team instead. Istation’s...

Why Every Teacher Deserves a Coach

Schools often have a "culture of talk" around improvement. By working with teachers to identify needs and set compelling goals, instructional coaches can turn...

From the Military to Education, Always Lead by Example

"You're my folks. Education is what it's all about." At the ASCD Empower18 closing general session, General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), equated being a...

Manny Scott on What It Takes to REACH Students

Now a celebrated author, highly sought speaker, and founder of the educational consulting firm INK, Manny Scott remembers a childhood that almost didn't make...

An Act of Love and a Lifeline to Our Students

"You are my people," lifelong educator and former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden told the crowd of thousands of educators at her ASCD Empower18...

ASCD Empower18 Things to Know and Do as Conference Gets Underway

As we kick off ASCD Empower18, the Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, we want to share some key information with you. No matter your role—educator,...

Things to Do Around Boston

There is so much to eat, see, and do in Boston! When you are not attending Empower18, take some time to enjoy our host...

You Create Possibilities for Your Kids. We Create Possibilities for You.

You know the drill…you’re late to a dinner with friends because you wanted to stay after school and help one of your students with...

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