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What happens when students, not planned teaching points, lead instructional decisions about writing? When Writers Drive the Workshop shows teachers how to empower students in every aspect of writing workshop—conferring, responding to writing, self-assessment, & mini-lessons. Includes ideas for using digital tools. Preview the entire book!
December 28, 2012
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IRA's landmark reference text, now in a new edition!
Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading (6th ed.) represents classic and trend-setting scholarship that is among the best in the field. Edited by Donna E. Alvermann, Norman J. Unrau, and Robert B. Ruddell, this updated volume reflects the most current research and instructional developments in reading. Learn more!
  School Leadership 
  • Leading in schools by developing new leaders
    There are three things that good school leaders can do to help develop other leaders, writes Joe Mazza, lead learner at Knapp Elementary School in suburban Philadelphia. He suggests in this blog post that they invest in a healthy school culture, which fosters trust and respect among all teachers. He also recommends that leaders invest in relationships and an "outside the box" lens. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Education (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
SmartReport on EdTech: The Back-to-School Issue
SmartReport on EdTech is your back-to-school guide for all things education technology. Read about the highlights and takeaways from this year's ISTE Conference; find out what's keeping educators up at night; 5 tips for developing VR content creators; plus all of the latest innovative edtech products. Read it here.
  Technology in the Classroom 
  • Ideas for using technology in the middle-grades classroom
    Technology can increase learning in a classroom, but no one has all the answers on integrating it into lessons, writes Josh Stumpenhorst, a sixth-grade language arts and history teacher. He offers examples of how his students use technology, such as making movie trailers instead of writing book reports, or recording talk shows featuring people from history. "The key is in how you use [technology] and what you are hoping to accomplish with it," Stumpenhorst writes. Education Week Teacher/Classroom Q&A blog (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Managing Budgets 
  • Advocates, districts challenge state education funding in 10 states
    Ten states have active legal cases over state funding for education moving through their court systems, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. However, many experts say the results of these cases can leave something to be desired as a ruling to increase education spending doesn't always have an impact on school finances in the long term. (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch 
  • Teacher: Education policy should benefit students first
    Eighth-grade English teacher Ariel Sacks writes about her desire for President Barack Obama to alter his approach to education policy. The past four years of policy have focused too much on value-added scores and students' achievement on standardized tests, Sacks argues. "Students are the primary recipients of education policies, but I'm having trouble seeing how recent education policies benefit students at all," she writes. Teacher Leaders Network/On The Shoulders Of Giants blog (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Faculty Lounge 
  • Motivation, study habits play big role in developing math skills
    Motivated students who tried to link mathematical concepts together when studying developed math skills faster than their less-motivated peers or those who learned by rote, regardless of IQ scores, according to a study published in the journal Child Development. IQ scores can predict children's mathematical ability but not their growth in math achievement, the lead researcher said. blog (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

"Informed, informative, and thoroughly user-friendly" (Midwest Book Review). 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know distills the essence of good writing for your students. You get a rich collection of mentor texts, tips, and launching points for a variety of genres and forms. Filled with classroom dialogue. Click here to read Chapter 1 online!

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  • Bring Habits of Mind to life by modeling them in class -- Here's how
    The 16 Habits of Mind help educators and learners navigate classroom and life challenges, and they range from managing impulsivity to taking responsible risks and remaining open to continuous learning. In today's Inservice blog post, ASCD communications specialist Julia Liapidova shares an excerpt from "Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind," edited by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick, which outlines how educators can incorporate Habits on Mind into teaching through modeling. Read on.
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  • Mining the research
    The December online-only Mining the Research column in Education Update points to and summarizes research findings of interest to the education community. You'll find key details of a State Educational Technology Directors Association study on re-imagining the textbook for a digital world and read findings of a Mercury Policy Project report on mercury levels in tuna. A third study looks at college costs at private and public universities after student financial aid is applied. Read on. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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