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A collection of resources including articles, blog posts, books, courses and more to help educators grow professionally.


Professional Development

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Reflective teachers are more effective. Use the strategies in this free webinar to improve your practice.

Teach, Reflect, Learn with Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral

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Authors Margaret Searle and Marilyn Swartz explain how to build highly effective teams of teachers in their new ASCD Arias, Teacher Teamwork: How do we make it work?

Teacher Teamwork: How do we make it work? (ASCD Arias)

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In this course, you will receive clarity on the coach’s role; a plethora of strategies; and a compelling, strengths-based focus to guide your work with the many unique teachers in your domain.

Building Teachers' Capacity for Success: Instructional Coaching Essentials

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In their book, Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom, authors Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral discuss the importance of self-improvement. Teachers can learn more about their current self-reflective tendencies and behaviors by picking up a copy of this book.

Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom

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ASCD authors Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral share strategies on how teachers can deepen their thinking and reflect on their capacity as an educator in the book, Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom.

Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom

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In their book, Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral discuss the importance of self-reflection, how it fits into teacher effectiveness and evaluation systems, and how teachers can use the Continuum of Self-Reflection tool to enhance their practice.

Teach, Reflect, Learn: Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom

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In this book, ASCD authors Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral offer a differentiated approach to coaching and supervision centered on identifying and nurturing teachers’ individual strengths and helping them reach new levels of professional success and satisfaction.

Building Teachers' Capacity for Success: A Collaborative Approach for Coaches and School Leaders

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In this guide, Robyn R. Jackson and Claire Lambert take you step by step through the process of providing proactive and progressive learning support—what great teachers do to ensure that all students receive the right kind of assistance and to get those who are struggling back on track before they get frustrated and give up.

How to Support Struggling Students (series title: Mastering the Principles of Great Teaching)

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Suzy Pepper Rollins identifies eight high-impact, overarching practices to foster academic achievement, including increasing students' vocabulary, building students' motivation, and addressing gaps within the context of new learning in her book, Learning in the Fast Lane: 8 Ways to Put ALL Students on the Road to Academic Success

Learning in the Fast Lane: 8 Ways to Put ALL Students on the Road to Academic Success

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In this ASCD book, Hanging In, Jeffrey Benson shares compelling stories and practical strategies to help teachers and administrators succeed with students who need help.

Hanging In: Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most

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Seasoned educator Margaret Searle lays out a comprehensive five-step protocol designed to help educators identify and address common academic and behavior issues among students in her book, Causes & Cures in the Classroom

Causes and Cures in the Classroom: Getting to the Root of Academic and Behavior Problems

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Here are some questions that all principal should ask themselves when inspiring schoolwide excellence. Learn more from the book, The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence, by Baruti Kafele.

The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence

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Curriculum design experts Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins share their thoughts on prepping students for standardized tests in their book, Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design: How do I refine my units to enhance student learning?

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design: How do I refine my units to enhance student learning? (ASCD Arias)

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Here are 10 inspiring quotes from Carol Ann Tomlinson's book, The Differentiated Classroom. Great reminders on why we need to engage ALL students in learning.

The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition

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Explore the best new teaching practices, and learn what's working in classrooms and schoolwide at the ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence.

ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

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Here's a book for teachers to more than 50 tools and techniques for helping their students read independently and critically.

Total Literacy Techniques: Tools to Help Students Analyze Literature and Informational Texts

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In The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction, author Robert J. Marzano presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students.

Art and Science of Teaching

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In this lively and eye-opening book, educator Myron Dueck reveals how many of the assessment policies that teachers adopt can actually prove detrimental to student motivation and achievement and shows how we can tailor policies to address what really matters: student understanding of content.

Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn

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Baruti Kafele talks about the importance of showing gratitude toward teachers in his book, The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence.

The Principal 50: Critical Leadership Questions for Inspiring Schoolwide Excellence

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Explore the Next Generation Science Standards in this ASCD PD Online course. #NGSS #STEM #ProfDev

The Next Generation Science Standards: An Introduction PD Online

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To gradually release responsibility is to equip students with what they need to be engaged and self-directed learners. Learn more from the book, Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility, 2nd Edition. #teaching

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility, 2nd Edition

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Explore #PBL tips and resources with Suzie Boss in this free ASCD webinar. #teachers #profdev

Engage Your Students with Real-World Projects

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"Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life" offers proven strategies for getting black male students in middle school and high school to value learning, improve their grades, and maintain high standards for themselves. #teaching #urban

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life

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The ASCD book, Closing the Attitude Gap, offers a wealth of lessons and valuable insights that educators at all levels can use to fire up their students' passion to learn. #teachers #principals #motivation

Closing the Attitude Gap: How to Fire Up Your Students to Strive for Success

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  • Leslie Esneault
    Leslie Esneault

    Absolutely one of my favorite "go to" books for professional development!!!

Total Participation Techniques presents dozens of ways to engage K–12 students in active learning and allow them to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge and understanding.

Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner

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