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”?

Ten Noteworthy Blog Posts

ASCD knows that you are busy and often need ideas that you can implement immediately in the classroom and use for your own professional learning....

ASCD Annual Report: Celebrating Learning in 2014

With the ever-growing conversations about high-stakes testing and teacher evaluations, it’s important to have a global community of lifelong learners who are committed to...

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...

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...

Because of ASCD… With Jessica Bohn

  We’re always looking for new ways to insert ASCD voices into our conversations on Inservice. With this in mind, we’ve developed a question-and-answer session for...

How All Educators Can Challenge Convention and Make a Change in Education

By Nancy Gibson Imagine a world without innovation. The farthest we’d travel would be as far as our two feet could take us. If we...

Speaking of . . . Speaking

Erik Palmer—author of the article “Now Presenting,” which appears in the November 2014 issue of Educational Leadership—explains why schools need to focus on improving...
How to give effective feedback to teachers

Four Ways to Give Effective Feedback to Teachers

ASCD’s Conference on Educational Leadership is right around the corner and we are here to provide you with a sneak peek into the conference schedule. The...

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