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According to master educator and professional development expert Robyn Jackson, “what we call ‘motivation’ in school is really a decision students make to invest...

Strengthen Newspaper Literacy with this Sample Teaching Strategy

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The Importance of Attitude

By Beth Morrow From the outside looking in, teaching appears simplistic: you spend your days guiding, shaping, and educating young minds toward becoming productive and...

What is Deep Learning? Who are the Deep Learning Teachers?

Written by Elliott Seif   As I indicated in my first commentary on deep learning, deep learning knowledge, abilities and competencies are important for living, working and...

Empowering Students Through Technology: Moving Beyond Engagement

Students enter the classroom, open up their Chromebooks, and log on. They talk and settle in to the lesson as they pull up our...

Dimensions Of Deep Learning: Levels Of Engagement And Learning

Written by Elliott Seif  This series of commentaries is built on the idea that the development of deep learning understanding, skills, and habits of mind...

Ten Tips for Building Teacher Resiliency

In July, I wrote "Building Resiliency in Struggling Students: 7 Key Ideas from the Research." The topic of resiliency got a lot of people...

Fresh Start Tips from Emerging Leaders

To prepare you for back-to-school week here on Inservice, we reached out to our ASCD Emerging Leaders and asked them to share their tidbits...

What Is “Process” Praise and Why Should You Use It?

Last week's most-clicked ASCD SmartBrief story underscored the importance of praising students for effort and the processes they use to learn. This cultivates what...

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