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Francis, Erik M. – ASCD, 2016
In this book, Erik M. Francis explores how one of the most fundamental instructional strategies--questioning--can provide the proper scaffolding to deepen student thinking, understanding, and application of knowledge. You'll learn: (1) Techniques for using questioning to extend and evaluate student learning experiences; (2) Eight different kinds…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Questioning Techniques, Cognitive Processes, Educational Strategies
Schwanke, Jen – ASCD, 2016
A principal's job is astonishingly complex, and its competing demands can be overwhelming, especially in the first few years. In this book, Jen Schwanke, a principal herself, provides a mentor's guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career. The topics you wish your…
Descriptors: Beginning Principals, Guidance, Adjustment (to Environment), Interprofessional Relationship
Kafele, Baruti – ASCD, 2016
In this thoughtful guide for novice and veteran educators alike, Baruti K. Kafele takes readers on a reflective journey designed to reignite their passion for teaching. Kafele's 50 questions and penetrating insights reveal how you can: (1) Inspire students of all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to strive for academic excellence; (2)…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
Frontier, Tony; Mielke, Paul – ASCD, 2016
In too many districts, evaluation of teachers ensures competence but does little or nothing to encourage and support expertise. In this thought-provoking and groundbreaking book, Tony Frontier and Paul Mielke address this issue head-on, combining the conceptual and the practical by offering a compelling vision of teacher growth, along with nearly…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Expertise, Faculty Development
Westerberg, Tim – ASCD, 2016
What's the best way to ensure that grading policies are fair, accurate, and consistent across classrooms? How can schools transition to a grading system that better reflects what students are actually learning? Author Tim R. Westerberg makes this journey easier by offering a continuum of options, with four "destinations" on the road to…
Descriptors: Grading, Standards, School Policy, Student Evaluation
Wilson, Gloria Lodato – ASCD, 2016
How do you ensure that your co-teaching strategies make the most of the time that you and your co-teaching partner have in the classroom? The answer is co-planning, which will dramatically and efficiently increase the effectiveness of your instruction. In "Co-Planning for Co-Teaching," author Gloria Lodato Wilson presents time-saving…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Team Teaching, Teacher Collaboration, Special Education Teachers
Echevarría, Jana; Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas – ASCD, 2016
For every teacher it's different, but you know who they are for you--the students who are "hard to teach." Maybe they're reading far below grade level. Maybe they're English learners. Maybe they have diagnosed learning disabilities or behavioral issues. Maybe they're underachieving for reasons that are unknown. They have been overlooked…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Needs, At Risk Students, English Language Learners
Baum, Kenneth; Krulwich, David – ASCD, 2016
The Artisan Teaching Model merges the idea of "teamwork" with the concept of an "artisan-apprentice relationship." As in any apprenticeship, newer members of the profession work alongside experts ("artisans"). As apprentices become more skilled, they take on larger and more substantial roles and continue to work…
Descriptors: Teamwork, Expertise, Teaching Methods, Models
Souers, Kristin; Hall, Pete – ASCD, 2016
In this galvanizing book for all educators, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall explore an urgent and growing issue--childhood trauma--and its profound effect on learning and teaching. Grounded in research and the authors' experience working with trauma-affected students and their teachers, "Fostering Resilient Learners" will help you cultivate…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Trauma, Learning Processes, Student Behavior
Schmoker, Mike – ASCD, 2016
In his 2011 ASCD best-seller "Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning," author Mike Schmoker described a fresh approach to K-12 teaching built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum; clear, structured lessons; and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy. Now, in "Leading…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, School Districts, Educational Administration, Models
Rickabaugh, James – ASCD, 2016
In this powerful new book, James Rickabaugh, former superintendent and current director of the Institute for Personalized Learning (IPL), presents the groundbreaking results of the Institute's half-decade of research, development, and practice: a simple but powerful model for personalizing students' learning experiences by building their levels of…
Descriptors: Guides, Models, Program Implementation, Teaching Methods
Ende, Fred – ASCD, 2016
How can we approach professional development in a thoughtful way, keep teachers motivated, and make the process worthwhile? It's a truth that school leaders can't deny: teachers tend to think of PD as a distraction from the "real work" of the classroom--as something to get through instead of an opportunity to engage, learn, and grow as…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Leadership Responsibility, Administrator Role, Teacher Motivation
Dougherty, Eleanor; Billings, Laura; Roberts, Terry – ASCD, 2016
Every teacher knows the challenge of trying to engage reluctant readers and struggling writers--students whose typical response to a writing prompt is a few sentence fragments scribbled on a sheet of paper followed by an elaborate shrug of the shoulders. The best way to engage less confident readers and writers is to give them something powerful…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Thinking Skills, Teaching Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
Kriegel, Otis – ASCD, 2016
Packed with ideas for both new and veteran teachers of K-8 students, this book touches on a variety of topics that are especially relevant to the first week of school. The author provides critical information that includes arranging and navigating the classroom, setting basic expectations, communicating routines, and understanding your students'…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
Seeley, Cathy L. – ASCD, 2016
In "Making Sense of Math," Cathy L. Seeley, former president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, shares her insight into how to turn your students into flexible mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. This practical volume concentrates on the following areas: (1) Making sense of math by fostering habits of mind that…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Problem Solving, Thinking Skills, Mathematics Instruction
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