ASCD News


New differentiated instruction book

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief | Apr 25, 2017

"How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms" is an expanded third edition of Carol Ann Tomlinson's groundbreaking work that covers the fundamentals of differentiation and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. This practical guide reflects evolving best practices in education, the experiences of practitioners throughout the US and around the world, and Tomlinson's continuing thinking about how to help each and every student access challenging, high-quality curriculum. Learn more.


Whole Child Symposium: Confronting Inequity

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief | Apr 25, 2017

Join us on May 10, 2017, at ASCD's Whole Child Symposium for a conversation about equity in education that will cover issues of race, economics, culture, gender and more. This discussion will feature a diverse group of panelists who will address some of the various factors that should be considered when working toward equity in education. Attend the event in person in Washington, D.C., or stream it live. For more information, visit the Whole Child Symposium website.


Typical instruction strategies for atypical learners

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief | Apr 18, 2017

"With Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs," special-education expert Toby Karten focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in K-12 environments. She offers valuable advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes. This resource walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels. Learn more.


Persist, make sense, model: Seeing in every subject

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief | Apr 18, 2017

Visualization ties together two mathematical practices from the Common Core State Standards: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them; and model with mathematics and use those skills to solve real-world problems. Not only does visualization enhance these practices in mathematics, it can also help students get a clearer picture and persist with problems in social studies, the arts, science and physical education. Read now.


Pedagogy: What Should We Keep, What Should We Dump?

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief | Apr 11, 2017

What does it mean to make truly bold moves toward creating a contemporary pedagogy? According to Heidi Hayes Jacobs, educators must take "smart, savvy, steady, well-informed, but boundary-breaking steps to create the type of learning environments that our kids need." Listen to this interview with Jacobs and Marie Alcock to learn more about contemporary pedagogy and get some new ideas for taking your next bold step. Listen now.


If you show up, they'll surprise you

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief | Apr 11, 2017

One essential way to support students with autism is to connect and build relationships with students, trusting them to show us what they most need to boost their learning and social growth. Carrie C. Snow shares scenarios from her years as a special educator that showcase ways educators can set up conditions to strengthen academic and social skills for students -- especially autistic students and those with similar challenges. Read her strategies in Educational Leadership.


The New Art and Science of Teaching

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief | Apr 04, 2017

This book is a greatly expanded volume of the original Art and Science of Teaching, offering a framework for substantive change based on Robert Marzano's 50 years of education research. Learn more.


Differences, not disabilities

ASCD Worldwide Edition SmartBrief | Apr 04, 2017

Students with disabilities are often underestimated or discounted in school, in part through a tendency to view them through diagnostic labels and in part through a failure to see their potential more holistically. The authors in this new issue of Educational Leadership argue for a more robust and open-minded form of inclusion, one that doesn't overlook students' sometimes obscured assets. Read more in Educational Leadership.




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