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Discover low-cost ways to bring tinkering and real-world problem solving to your classroom.

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When STEM is integrated into the curriculum, "children can't wait to see what they'll do next." Get tips for bringing STEM to life in your elementary classroom with little to no funding.

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How do we create professional development that sticks? Fred Ende explains on this podcast episode. #profdev

Creating Riveting Learning Experiences for Educators - BAM! Radio Network

Learn how to inspire students in in grades 4–12 to write with confidence and competence.

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How to find the money for your school's project.

Professional Learning & Community for Educators

How do we create questions that are truly essential, and how can these questions engage learners? Jay McTighe explains that and more on this episode of ASCD Learn Teach Lead Radio.

Solving the Biggest Problems in Creating High Quality Units - BAM! Radio Network

Letting students lead takes a leap of faith for anyone used to traditional teaching roles. One teacher describes how trust and transparency have helped her student-led classrooms succeed.

Field Notes: Five Teacher Behaviors That Prepare Students to Lead

Emerging readers and writers can fluently discuss books when provided practice, structure, partners, and visual supports. Try one of these discussion scaffolds for teaching young readers to question texts and compare and contrast stories.

Starting Student-Led Discussions in Early Elementary

Learning centers are popular in elementary grades, but they can be just as easily adapted for middle and high school students to take the lead in designing and facilitating instructional activities.

Student-Led Learning Centers in Secondary Classrooms

Get brain-based teaching strategies you'll enjoy learning and using!

Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains

With a base in targeted content knowledge, teachers can map their instruction to creative thinking by focusing on the verbs they use in higher-order questioning, designing activities that require imaginative thinking, modeling innovative problem-solving processes, and asking students to apply new knowledge in inventive ways. This road map provides a simple framework for aligning instruction with goals for student creativity.

A Road Map for Creative Instruction

In this engaging webinar based on her two books, Making Sense of Math: How to Help Every Student Become a Mathematical Thinker and Problem Solver (ASCD Arias), and Building a Math-Positive Culture: How to Support Great Math Teaching in Your School (ASCD Arias), ASCD author Cathy Seeley will share thoughts about math classrooms built around students making sense of mathematics.

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ASCD's Professional Learning Solutions can accelerate your professional development and enable you to reach your school’s performance targets. We have the most innovative on-site, online, and blended solutions that are customizable, aligned, and differentiated to meet the needs and goals of your educators.

ASCD Professional Learning Solutions for Educators

The ability to use metacognition is one of the characteristics of high-achieving students and a key skill that all students can learn. In this webinar, based on Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers’ ASCD book, Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains: Strategies, Activities, and Lesson Ideas, teachers and leaders will learn how they can teach students to drive their brains.

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Here's how to take control of your professional development.

Taking Control Of Your Professional Development

Group work can be an enriching, collaborative experience for students—or it can be a total waste of time. What makes the difference? Planning.

Education Update:Pass the Mic: Teaching with Hip-Hop:Planning for Great Group Work

No matter what your goals are as a teacher, the ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence is the conference for you.

ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

Principals navigate the dynamic complexities and subtleties of their schools every day. They promote, facilitate, and lead efforts to achieve both tangible and intangible results throughout the school community. They fulfill a role that includes counseling, budgeting, inspiring, teaching, learning, disciplining, evaluating, celebrating, consoling, and a million other critical functions.

The Principal Influence: A Framework for Developing Leadership Capacity in Principals

Written for teachers and leaders at all levels and in all content areas, The Highly Effective Teacher is a guidebook for thoughtful, intentional teaching with one goal: success for all students, in every classroom.

The Highly Effective Teacher: 7 Classroom-Tested Practices That Foster Student Success

Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning offers a blueprint that dramatically improves student outcomes and prepares today's learners to meet life's challenges in college and beyond.

Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning: A Roadmap for School Leaders

Teachers in any subject area can give students the chance to solve real problems or express ideas through creative designs. Makerspaces help kids build off of their own curiosity.

How to Feed Your Makers

Learn why teaching students to behave like artists, including giving them greater control over their subject matter and media, unleashes student engagement and curiosity-driven learning.

The Curious Incident of the Choice-Based Classroom

It's not about teaching to the test.

Achieving Next Generation Literacy: Using the Tests (You Think) You Hate to Help the Students You Love

Join Jeff Marshall, author of the ASCD book The Highly Effective Teacher: 7 Classroom-Tested Practices That Foster Student Success, in an engaging webinar that will guide you through critical teacher actions that are within your control to improve and that influence student success, such as creating challenging, rigorous learning experiences and facilitating interactive, thoughtful learning.

Steps to Becoming a Highly Effective Teacher

Want to make your school a better place for everyone? Make emotional health a habit.

Educational Leadership:Emotionally Healthy Kids:The Seven Habits of Highly Affective Teachers