How to Focus Students on a Lesson’s Purpose

I’m a fan of Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey. I attended their session "Responding When Students Don’t Get It" at ASCD's 2011 Annual Conference,...

Change the Conversation from Points to Proficiency

"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...

Tips for Configuring Your Classroom for Differentiation

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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Should students handwrite or type notes in class? Studies offer conflicting recommendations

Students retain more information when they take notes by hand instead of typing them on a laptop. At least that’s according to one widely cited study published in the journal of Psychological Science. But a new EdSurge article raises issue with those...

Use focus to tackle the leadership learning curve

By Rachael George, Kourtney Ferrua, and Kate Barker *This is the second in a series of four posts on navigating the leadership learning curve. Find...