Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Conference on Teaching and Learning

View all of our posts on the 2006 Conference on Teaching and Learning. Get to know the presenters and preview selected session topics in our...

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...

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...

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...

Leadership Skills for Working with Kids in Poverty

Leadership does not solely reside in the principal's office, but how can new teachers get involved in school leadership? William Parrett shares an example of...

Hall Reflects & Refines Practice

"Over everything else, all the tools they have in their toolboxes, the difference between ineffective and effective teachers is that effective teachers reflect on...

Dethroning the Sacred Gods of Grading

Educator and principal Tim Westerberg wants teachers to understand how important effective feedback and formative assessments are in the classroom. Employing these strategies,...

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...

Rodriguez Reflects on Urban Instruction

Teachers in the urban classroom flex a set of instructional skills that have benefits in any classroom but are especially needed in schools with...

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