Current Curriculum Trends Worth Exploring

The classroom is continually changing, from the subject matter that is covered, to the way it is taught.  Some of these changes stem from...

Closing the Excellence Gap for English Learners and Students of Color

Currently, a gap exists in which English Learners (ELs) “are persistently underrepresented in advanced classes and in programs for students identified as gifted” (Coronado...

Enhancing My Critical Consciousness

In the wake of the recent incident at Starbucks where two African American men were wrongly arrested, many are curious about what racial bias...

Inservice Call for Content – June 2018

Have you ever wanted to join the ranks of the incredible authors you read pieces from every month? Take a look at the topics...

12 Resources to Help You Address Mental Health in Schools

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and it is becoming increasingly clear that mental health in schools is an important topic the nation cannot...

ASCD Express Calls for Content: The Feeling-Learning Connection

Emotions are the rudder that steers thinking, write neuroscientists Immordino-Yang and Damasio. Our emotional states influence motivation to learn and perception of tasks. If...


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Entry into this Giveaway constitutes Entrant’s acceptance of the following Official Rules: 1. Giveaway. ASCD’s sponsored #Empower18 Inspires...

Empowering Students as Change Agents

Open today’s newspaper or turn on the news, and there is a good chance you’ll find a teenager –or more likely several teenagers– expressing...

Being a Mindful Educator After a Tragic Event

In the wake of the tragic events that our country has faced recently, I was asked to write something to help support all of...

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How educators can help students resist reactionary propaganda on social media

By Matthew R. Kay I’ll always remember one of my last in-person classes before schools were shut down last...

How to simplify hybrid learning

We can only hold onto so much information at any given time. Practical methods for online and hybrid learning reduce the cognitive load.

Growing SEL in your school community

Early findings from The Wallace Foundation’s Partnerships for Social Emotional Learning Initiative show the need for a unified SEL approach.