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...

Why Calling on a Student Should be the Last Thing You Do

Most of us would agree that creating opportunities for students to use higher-order thinking is a worthy goal for teachers in K-12 and college-level...


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How educators can help students resist reactionary propaganda on social media

By Matthew R. Kay I’ll always remember one of my last in-person classes before schools were shut down last...

How to simplify hybrid learning

We can only hold onto so much information at any given time. Practical methods for online and hybrid learning reduce the cognitive load.

Growing SEL in your school community

Early findings from The Wallace Foundation’s Partnerships for Social Emotional Learning Initiative show the need for a unified SEL approach.