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By Sue Z. Beers, ASCD author of Teaching 21st Century Skills: An ASCD Action Tool Two of my grandchildren visited this weekend. Their 2- and...

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Readers of all levels pick up ASCD books for professional development. You might be seeking thought leadership from top thinkers in our field. You...

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Away from Reprimands, Toward Self-Regulation

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Albert Bandura (1986) was not satisfied with what he saw as a simplistic view of learning, based totally on the environment and that which...

Eric Jensen Shares Five Rules for Engagement—Rules Unwritten Until Now

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Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement, the long-awaited follow-up to Eric Jensen’s best-selling book Teaching with Poverty in Mind:...

Four Teaching Challenges and Strategies to Deal with Them

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Nationally, approximately one in five teachers leaves the profession each year. Among new teachers, one out every two are gone within five years. Among...

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On the very first pages of 100+ Ways to Recognize and Reward Your School Staff, award-winning former superintendent and ASCD author Emily E. Houck...

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