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ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief | Jan 17, 2017

Because education is evolving, we're reinventing the conference experience. Get INSPIRED with a new professional learning experience that will EMPOWER you to transform your schools. Discover a new ASCD Annual Conference & Exhibit Show at ASCD Empower17. Learn more.

Teaching in the moment

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief | Jan 17, 2017

Teachers are constantly thinking with the end in mind for every standard and strand. Trajectories, pacing guides and scope and sequences, you have thoroughly planned your teaching moments accounting for each mini lesson. But what happens when your plans go astray and you have to teach in the moment? Read now.

Tell us how you capitalise on students' learning differences

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief | Jan 10, 2017

In each issue, Educational Leadership's "Tell Me About" column publishes brief anecdotes from readers related to that issue's theme. The April issue will be themed Differences, Not Disabilities. We want to hear about strategies you use to celebrate and honor students' learning difference. Select the link to share your 200- to 300-word story before the Jan. 26 deadline. Share your experience. Read now.

Reconnecting with the joy of teaching by finding your #OneWord

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief | Jan 10, 2017

"Empower. Engage. Action. Commitment. Which word will set the tone for your new year? Although the school year starts in September, we get an additional reset in January and as educators, boy do we need it." Read now.

Navigating religious differences

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief | Jan 03, 2017

Besides providing opportunities, globalization demands that people develop skills for negotiating and compromising among a great array of people and cultures. Educators need to build students' religious fluency -- beyond basic understanding of the beliefs and practices of major religions to an understanding of why those things matter to members of the religion, the internal diversity and evolving nature of religions, and the complexity of religious identity. Read more from Robert Kunzman in Educational Leadership. Read now.

Relationships matter: Beyond the curriculum

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief | Jan 03, 2017

If we want to see students reach their highest potential, we must build a relationship with them that goes beyond the curriculum. Students don't want to just hear about the knowledge an educator has in their brain, but they want to know about the condition of our hearts. So we've created a guide on how to build relationships with your students. Read now.

The antidote to extremism

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief | Dec 27, 2016

In a world rocked by violence, much of it across cultural borders, developing students' cultural understanding is the antidote to intolerance and conflict. Asia Society vice president Anthony Jackson discusses how two high schools in the Society's International Studies Schools Network are developing students' abilities to investigate the world, recognize and weigh perspectives, communicate ideas and take action. Learn how in this article in Educational Leadership. Read now.

A lesson plan for building trust first

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief | Dec 27, 2016

One teacher starts the year with a writing assignment that asks students to describe their "hands-down" favorite teacher. Through journaling and discussion, the class shares the qualities of successful teachers and students, and then references those throughout the year. Returning to these traits reminds students, and teachers, that learning is built on relationships, reciprocity and shared trust. Read now.

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