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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
Tait, Aaron; Faulkner, Dave – ASCD, 2018
The world needs great individual educational changemakers capable of identifying problems and creating bold, scalable solutions. But the world also needs Dream Teams--groups of talented administrators, teachers, staff, students, and community members who are passionate about making things better for kids, believe that school-based change is the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Change Agents, Educational Improvement
Posey, Allison – ASCD, 2018
Research on the brain has shown that emotion plays a key role in learning, but how can educators apply that research in their day-to-day interactions with students? What are some teaching strategies that take advantage of what we know about the brain? "Engage the Brain" answers these questions with easy-to-understand explanations of the…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Psychological Patterns, Brain, Neurology
Medina, John – ASCD, 2018
"Marvel" at the neuroscientific reasons why smart teens make dumb decisions! "Behold" the mind-controlling power of executive function! "Thrill" to a vision of a better school for the teenage brain! Whether you're a parent interacting with one adolescent or a teacher interacting with many, you know teens can be hard…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Executive Function, Brain, Adolescent Development
Stronge, James H. – ASCD, 2018
Every teacher seeks to be an "effective" teacher. Every teacher wants to have a positive, remarkable, and lasting influence on students' lives. But what makes for an effective teacher? What role does teacher preparation play in teacher effectiveness? What do effective teachers do during planning, instruction, and assessment? How do they…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Characteristics, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Lesson Plans
Goodwin, Bryan; Gibson, Tonia; Lewis, Dale; Rouleau, Kris – ASCD, 2018
Good ideas, the best intentions, and a stirring vision from the top aren't enough to effect change in schools. "Unstuck" offers a road map to help schools change from the inside out instead of the top down. Inside-out approaches are designed to encourage schools to become more innovative and entrepreneurial, finding better ways to help…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Peer Teaching, Coaching (Performance), Teamwork
Gallagher, Alyssa; Thordarson, Kami – ASCD, 2018
"Design is the rendering of intent." What if education leaders approached their work with the perspective of a designer? This new perspective of seeing the world differently is desperately needed in schools and begins with school leadership. Alyssa Gallagher and Kami Thordarson, widely recognized experts on Design Thinking, educational…
Descriptors: Design, Leaders, Instructional Leadership, Thinking Skills
Boss, Suzie; Larmer, John – ASCD, 2018
It is no secret that in today's complex world, students face unparalleled demands as they prepare for college, careers, and active citizenship. However, those demands will not be met without a fundamental shift from traditional, teacher-centered instruction toward innovative, student-centered teaching and learning. For schools ready to make such a…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Educational Practices, Student Centered Learning
Vatterott, Cathy – ASCD, 2018
Is homework an essential component of rigorous schooling or a harmful practice that alienates and discourages a significant number of students? Nine years after "Rethinking Homework: Best Practices That Support Diverse Needs" was published, the debate over this complex question endures. In this updated edition, Cathy Vatterott examines…
Descriptors: Homework, Best Practices, Family Influence, Mass Media Effects
Van Marter Souers, Kristin; Hall, Pete – ASCD, 2018
In this stirring follow-up to the award-winning "Fostering Resilient Learners," Kristin Van Marter Souers and Pete Hall take you to the next level of trauma-invested practice. To get there, they explain, educators need to build a "nest"--a positive learning environment shaped by three new Rs of education: relationship,…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), School Safety, Educational Environment, Emotional Development
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