3 Literacy Concepts for Developing Students’ Skills in Reading, Writing and Thinking

It’s important to reflect on three foundational literacy concepts and questions when developing students’ skills in reading, writing and thinking. Reading is not a subject-...

What Does “ASCD” Stand For?

As one of ASCD’s social media managers, I spend a good portion of my time on ASCD’s Twitter and Facebook channels answering questions about the association...

Essential Questions in Mathematics—An Excerpt from McTighe and Wiggins’s New Book

“For those educators seeking the choicest curriculum and vitality in learning, what we have in our hands is bound to be a classic cornerstone,”...

Book Excerpt—What Type of School Culture Do You Want?

How does the leadership in your school measure up? Find out by taking the School Culture and Collaborative Leadership Survey. Have you ever wanted a...

How Reading Aloud Helps Reach Reluctant ELL (And All) Readers

Countless research studies have told us that reading aloud to students is effective. Why, then, do teachers feel like it is “one more thing” they have to “fit in”?

Three Ways to Create Authentic Learning Opportunities for Your Students

Let’s face it . . . it’s that wonderful time of year where teachers across the world are meeting their students for the first time.

Getting the Word Out, Part I: How School Leaders Can Address Equity and Engagement

By Peter DeWitt This week, ASCD is focusing Connected Educator Month resources on a school culture subtheme. Today on Inservice, Peter DeWitt and Sean Slade,...

A To-Do List Worth Writing

"Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and then sustain it." —Warren Bennis Good intentions only get us so far, especially when it...

Moving From Highly Qualified to Highly Effective Teachers

Explore the various policies and practices necessary to transform highly qualified teachers to highly effective teachers, and ways to help struggling teachers improve in...

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