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McTighe, Jay; Silver, Harvey F. – ASCD, 2020
Far too often, our students attain only a superficial level of knowledge that fails to prepare them for deeper challenges in school and beyond. In "Teaching for Deeper Learning," renowned educators and best-selling authors Jay McTighe and Harvey F. Silver propose a solution: teaching students to make meaning for themselves. Contending…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Comprehension, Course Content
CampbellJones, Brenda; Keeny, Shannon; CampbellJones, Franklin – ASCD, 2020
Advancing equity in our schools and society requires deep thought and honest conversations about tough topics. These conversations about emotionally charged subjects, including race, class, and culture, can be daunting. Authors Brenda CampbellJones, Shannon Keeny, and Franklin CampbellJones, experts in research and equitable practices, guide you…
Descriptors: Culture, Social Class, Race, Equal Education
Willis, Judy; Willis, Malana – ASCD, 2020
Thanks to unprecedented advances in brain science, we know more about the brain today than ever before. But what does that science tell us about how we learn? How can we capture the power of neuroscience research so that it benefits our students? Judy Willis and Malana Willis answer these questions with clarity and insight, translating recent…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Neurosciences, Brain, Elementary Secondary Education
Ende, Fred; Everette, Meghan – ASCD, 2020
In "Forces of Influence," Fred Ende and Meghan Everette contend that schoolwide success starts with relationships--not only between students and adults, but also among all adults up and down the education hierarchy. It's by leveraging these relationships that educators can influence outcomes and effect real change. But how can educators…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Relationship, Teacher Role, Educational Change, Instructional Leadership
Mayfield, Vernita – ASCD, 2020
What will it take to create equitable educational opportunities for all students? According to veteran educator Vernita Mayfield, teachers and school leaders need to learn how to recognize culturally embedded narratives about racial hierarchy and dismantle the systems of privilege and the institutions that perpetuate them with knowledge, action,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Teacher Competencies, Racial Bias, Race
McTighe, Jay; Doubet, Kristina J.; Carbaugh, Eric M. – ASCD, 2020
Aimed at the growing number of educators who are looking to move beyond covering the curriculum, "Designing Authentic Performance Tasks and Projects" provides a comprehensive guide to ensuring students' deeper learning--in which they can transfer their knowledge, skills, and understandings to the world beyond the classroom. Readers will…
Descriptors: Authentic Learning, Academic Standards, 21st Century Skills, Student Centered Learning
Ark, Thomas J. Vander; Liebtag, Emily; McClennen, Nate – ASCD, 2020
"Place: it's where we're from; it's where we're going. . . . It asks for our attention and care. If we pay attention, place has much to teach us." With this belief as a foundation, "The Power of Place" offers a comprehensive and compelling case for making communities the locus of learning for students of all ages and…
Descriptors: Authentic Learning, Place Based Education, Learner Engagement, Educational Principles
Zacarian, Debbie; Silverstone, Michael – ASCD, 2020
We want students to master academic standards, and we want them to be confident, adaptive, and socially responsible. Above all, we want them to find meaning and satisfaction in their lives. Achieving these goals requires a concerted focus on the social-emotional skills that empower students in and beyond the classroom. In "Teaching to…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Evidence Based Practice, Teacher Role, Inclusion
Tucker, Marc – ASCD, 2019
Did you know that close to half of today's jobs in the U.S. could be done by robots and that proportion is rapidly increasing? It is quite possible that about half of today's high school graduates will not have the knowledge or skills needed to get a decent job when they graduate. Tomorrow's high school graduates will be able to thrive in this…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Educational Methods, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation
Guskey, Thomas R., Ed.; Brookhart, Susan M., Ed. – ASCD, 2019
Grading is one of the most hotly debated topics in education, and grading practices themselves are largely based on tradition, instinct, or personal history or philosophy. But to be effective, grading policies and practices must be based on trustworthy research evidence. Enter this book: a review of 100-plus years of grading research that presents…
Descriptors: Grading, Educational Objectives, Feedback (Response), Grades (Scholastic)
Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas; Smith, Dominique – ASCD, 2019
While social and emotional learning (SEL) is most familiar as compartmentalized programs separate from academics, the truth is, all learning is social and emotional. What teachers say, the values we express, the materials and activities we choose, and the skills we prioritize all influence how students think, see themselves, and interact with…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Social Development, Emotional Development, Identification (Psychology)
Anderson, Mike – ASCD, 2019
We all want our students to feel safe, collaborate well with others, feel ownership for their learning, and be joyfully engaged in their work. Nevertheless, many teachers end up using language patterns that undermine these goals. Do any of these scenarios sound familiar? We want students to take responsibility for their learning, yet we use…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Teacher Influence, Classroom Environment, Language Usage
Bay-Williams, Jennifer; Kling, Gina – ASCD, 2019
Mastering the basic facts for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division is an essential goal for all students. Most educators also agree that success at higher levels of math hinges on this fundamental skill. But what's the best way to get there? Are flash cards, drills, and timed tests the answer? If so, then why do students go into the…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Arithmetic, Mastery Learning, Mathematics Skills
Niguidula, David – ASCD, 2019
In "Demonstrating Student Mastery with Digital Badges and Portfolios," David Niguidula shows how students can meet standards and express their individuality through digital badges and portfolios. Building off an essential question--What do schools want their students to know and be able to do?--he then shows how schools can implement a…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Recognition (Achievement), Evaluation Methods, Information Storage
Mielke, Chase – ASCD, 2019
How can you energize yourself to maintain or regain a positive outlook and love of teaching? What specific, immediate actions can you take to enhance your well-being and thrive both on and off the job? Award-winning teacher Chase Mielke draws from his own research, lesson plans, and experiences with burnout to help you change your outlook,…
Descriptors: Teacher Burnout, Teacher Motivation, Teacher Attitudes, Attitude Change
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