Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Instructional Leadership: Walking the Talk

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By Tim Westerberg Of course everyone is talking and writing about the need for principals to become "instructional leaders," what with the push for all...

How to Focus Students on a Lesson’s Purpose

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I’m a fan of Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey. I attended their session "Responding When Students Don’t Get It" at ASCD's 2011 Annual Conference,...

How to Tell When Learning Struggles Are Productive or Destructive

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In their book How to Support Struggling Students, Robyn Jackson and Claire Lambert identify clues that mark the distinction between destructive and productive struggles in...

How the Transactional Approach to Instruction Helps Build Independent Learners

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Move alongside students, give feedback, offer them your support during difficult moments, and gradually let go—that's what ASCD author Rhoda Koenig wants to help...

Myth of Bell-to-Bell Instruction Vs. “Golden Rule of 15 Minutes”

Many teachers have been told to teach from bell to bell. Unfortunately, some teachers believe this means they must stand and deliver in front...

Understanding Multiple Intelligences for the Classroom

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When I was getting my master’s degree in education, my mom gave me sagacious advice. Don’t put a box around a child; all kids...

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...

Seven Tips for Aligning Assignments to Common Core

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Consider these important features of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts, in both the anchors and their grade-level versions, when crafting...

Does Flipping Your Classroom Increase Homework Time?

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The following is excerpted from ASCD and ISTE's new book, Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day. Through September 5,...

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