Getting a Foothold on Differentiated Instruction

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By Jeffrey Benson Educators worldwide are seeking ways to promote differentiated instruction. There is a conclusion to be drawn: none of our educators currently...

When Teaching Gets Tough . . . Go Fish!

The wonderful and highly effective FISH! program that guides employees at the Pike Place Market in Seattle, Wash., emphasizes four primary attitudes when treating...

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:...

Teacher Evaluation—Robert J. Marzano and Michael D. Toth Weigh In

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“Today’s educators, parents, and even students recognize that the most important in-school factors influencing student learning are the effectiveness of the classroom teacher and...

The Power of “Leverage”

Join Education Week Teacher Tuesday, July 19, for a discussion with author Mike Schmoker. Archimedes, the Greek mathematician and scientist, once claimed that with the...

Tips to Engage and Guide Reluctant Students Toward Learning Goals

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According to master educator and professional development expert Robyn Jackson, “what we call ‘motivation’ in school is really a decision students make to invest...

Giveaway: Mark Barnes’ Guide to Creating a Results Only Learning Environment

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Two copies of Role Reversal: Achieving Uncommonly Excellent Results in the Student-Centered Classroom by Mark Barnes, 20-year classroom teacher and creator of the Results...

Taking the Mystery Out of Mastery

In my previous post, I challenged the notion of bell-to-bell direct instruction by declaring that my most important teaching happens during 15 minutes of...

Cracking the Behavior Code

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About 10 percent of the school population—9 to 13 million children—struggle with mental health problems. In a typical classroom of 20, chances are good...

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How to build a meaningful relationship with your school board

Editor’s Note: This article is part of a monthly series from Michele Hill and a rotating guest blogger that shares advice and expertise...

Call for Content: ASCD Express Issue on Deeper Discussions

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ASCD Express is looking for 600–1,000-word essays or brief multimedia content on the theme “Deeper Discussions.” Guidelines for submissions are here; please...
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Three teaching mindsets to let go of in 2020

By Chase Mielke It’s 2020. There's no doubt that your lives and newsfeeds are filled with proclamations of “New...