Getting a Foothold on Differentiated Instruction

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

8 Education Quotations to Transform Your Day

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

Help Your Science Students Learn Through Investigation—A Sample Lesson

Jeff C. Marshall, a prominent science educator at Clemson University and recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, has...

Developing a Young Men’s Empowerment Program—An Excerpt from Baruti Kafele’s 2009 Bestseller

If you’re not acquainted with the work of award-winning educator and bestselling author Baruti Kafele, let me be the first to introduce you. For...

Book Giveaway: Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind

In his new book, Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind: Practical Strategies for Raising Achievement, brain expert and best-selling author Eric Jensen emphasizes the...

Carol Ann Tomlinson and Tonya R. Moon Discuss Foundations of Effective Grading

Last month, ASCD released Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Tonya R. Moon. I encourage you to...

Instructional Leadership: Walking the Talk

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...

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

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:...

This September, Build Habits That Carry You Through the Year

By Mike Anderson The new school year is about to begin! Are you already getting butterflies? For me, one of the greatest aspects of being...

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To Build Strong Student-Teacher Bonds, Keep Class Size Small

By Stephanie Burroughs The task ahead to get our students on track academically and socially is great. Our students need us. It’s time to look...

Small Shifts in Teacher Talk Make a Big Difference

By Mike Anderson You planned an incredible learning activity. It’s active and interactive. It’s packed with intrinsic motivators such as purpose, autonomy, and fun. You’re...

Equity by Design: Student-Centered Planning in Mathematics

By Sam Rhodes & Christopher R. Gareis All students can learn.  It’s a clear enough statement, and one that few would debate. Yet we abandon...