Which Words Invite Students to Learn?

Teacher langauge can powerfully influence how students see themselves as learners. ASCD author Jenny Edwards shared several tips from her book, Inviting Students to...

Rothstein: One-Third Agenda Won’t Close Gaps

Teacher quality is not the most important factor determining student success; it is the most important in-school factor, Richard Rothstein clarified in his closing...

Identifying At-Risk Students

Research shows that 9th grade is the make-or-break year for turning around students at risk of dropping out. In her Sunday morning session, "Graduation...

High-Poverty, High-Achieving Schools

In their Saturday session, William Parrett and Kathleen Budge focused on "Poverty and Underachievement: How Schools and Districts Lead Students to Success." Their research...

Fisher & Frey: Feed-Up, Feedback, & Feed-Forward

In their Saturday session, "Feed-Up, Feedback, and Feed-Forward," Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey talk about teachers spending WAY too much time on feedback. "Feedback...

Principal Kafele On Closing the Other Gaps

In a conference focused on closing achievement gaps once for all, Newark Tech High School principal Baruti Kafele took a different stance. Speaking about...

Six Questions for Strategic Teaching

"How you teach not only has a dramatic effect on what students learn but also on how students learn to think," author Harvey Silver...

Noguera: Policy Raises the Bar, But Educators Lift Up the Nation

This morning, Pedro Noguera took the stage to open ASCD's 2010 Conference on Teaching and Learning, advocating a bolder vision of school reform. After...

What’s Fair and Meaningful for Grading Students with Disabilities?

Grading students with disabilities can present a Sophie's Choice for educators: Failing students with disabilities who have shown tremendous effort and progress clearly seems...

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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

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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...