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"t's possible for individual teachers to include the core concepts of proficiency-based learning immediately," Outsanding Young Educator Brad Kuntz writes in his May Education...

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In this video from the PD Online course Differentiated Instruction: Creating an Environment That Supports Learning, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers tips for setting up...

Student Perspectives on Engagement

What approaches to teaching and learning engage students? In last week's most-clicked ASCD SmartBrief story, teacher, author, and all-around cool lady Heather Wolpert-Gawron put...

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