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In the coming weeks, millions of students across the country will return to school. Countless numbers of them will be labeled with such terms...

Ten Tips for Building Teacher Resiliency

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

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...

Away from Reprimands, Toward Self-Regulation

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Albert Bandura (1986) was not satisfied with what he saw as a simplistic view of learning, based totally on the environment and that which...

Seven More Ways to Go From On-Task to Engaged

Last June, I wrote Seven Ways to Go From On-Task to Engaged, which turned out to be one of the most popular topics of...

Shaping the Future Means Looking Forward

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“Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which...

Cracking the Behavior Code

About 10 percent of the school population—9 to 13 million children—struggle with mental health problems. In a typical classroom of 20, chances are good...

Grit: Multiple Intelligences and Instructional Technology

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ASCD’s third annual Whole Child Virtual Conference is a free, online event that provides a forum and tools for schools and districts working toward...

Self-Reflection—Why Do We Do What We Do?

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Back in the last century when I was a PE teacher—it sounds so long ago—I wrote an article called “Why Do We Teach Sports?”...

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