In Case You Missed It

Check out what’s new at ASCD:

  • Did you miss Summer Conference? Read about what the speakers were discussing on our Conference Daily page.
  • Whole Child blogger Klea Scharberg recently posted about how to create a caring and safe school environment.
  • Do students really need to learn Romeo and Juliet? One educator suggests some alternatives, like a Midsummer Night’s Dream.
  • No one wants to hear students snicker “epic fail” in the back row after a poor technology integration, but if schools are going to make the shifts required by Common Core State Standards, then failure will be part of the implementation process, says Steven Weber.
  • Tom Whitby sums up the ITSE conference and the importance of face-to-face meetings to enhance the digital relationships.
  • The July issue of Education Update is on the purpose of education and what quality feedback actually looks like.
  • The traditional classroom no longer prepares students for college and career readiness. As such, teachers and administrators will need to take risks in unit planning, assessment, and instructional strategies, says Steven Weber.
  • What are the new paradigms for teaching? The latest ASCD Express offers helpful advice to prepare students for 21st century learning.

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