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Learn how to design your instruction to be more in sync with how your students' brains are working.

Implications and Applications of the Latest Brain Research for Learners and Teachers

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In her book, "Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World," Heidi Hayes Jacobs and 10 education thought leaders share their expertise and explain breakthrough ideas for teaching students the 21st century skills they need for a globalized and digital world.

Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World

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Learn how sustainability is the key to successful professional development from this ASCD Inservice post:

ASCD Professional Learning Services in Action: How to Create Personalized PD in Your District

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How do you prepare students to develop a deeper knowledge of the real world, so they are better prepared for college, careers, and citizenship? Here's a book that explains how to implement project based learning in your classrooms.

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning: A Proven Approach to Rigorous Classroom Instruction

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Allison Zmuda and Robyn R. Jackson share several engagement strategies that will inspire students to learn in their book, Real Engagement: How do I help my students become motivated, confident, and self-directed learners?

Real Engagement: How do I help my students become motivated, confident, and self-directed learners? (ASCD Arias)

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Learn more on how to create a #PBL classroom culture from the book, Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning: A Proven Approach to Rigorous Classroom Instruction.

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning: A Proven Approach to Rigorous Classroom Instruction

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In this archived #webinar with Pam Robbins, learn how to make effective peer coaching a reality in your school. #edu #profdev

Peer Coaching: Pathways for Reflection, Growth, Teaching Excellence, and Student Achievement

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"The lessons of inventiveness, resilience, and persistence are an integral part of play," writes Judy Seltz. Read her plea for play on TeachThought.

Where Has The Play Gone?

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Learn Persida and William Himmele's Total Participation Techniques in this online course.

Total Participation Techniques

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Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning: A Proven Approach to Rigorous Classroom Instruction takes you through the step-by-step process of how to create, implement, and assess #PBL using a classroom-tested framework.

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning: A Proven Approach to Rigorous Classroom Instruction

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In the ASCD book, A Close Look at Close Reading: Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts, Grades 6–12, teachers can learn how to assess close reading and help all students connect deeply with what they read and derive meaning from complex texts.

A Close Look at Close Reading: Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts, Grades 6–12

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ASCD author Robyn Jackson shares some of her best tips for great professional development. #teachers #principals

Response: Follow-Up Is Critical For Successful Professional Development

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ASCD Faculty member Jason Flom shares best practices for effective #ProfDev

Response: Follow-Up Is Critical For Successful Professional Development

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ASCD Emerging Leader PJ Caposey shares some "do's and don'ts" of professional development.

Response: Teachers 'Seek Relevance & Choice' In Professional Development

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On TeachThought, Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral share 3 steps to building self-reflective habits. #teachers

The Cycle Of Reflective Teaching

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ASCD Faculty member Patricia Reynolds shares #ProfDev best practices on Education Week Teacher.

Response: Teachers 'Seek Relevance & Choice' In Professional Development

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Teachers can learn how to sharpen their skills and support one another in improving their professional practice by picking up a copy of ASCD’s newest publication, Peer Coaching to Enrich Professional Practice, School Culture, and Student Learning. Author Pam Robbins explains how peer coaching can help create a collaborative, learning-focused school culture, enhance professional learning, and increase student performance.

Peer Coaching to Enrich Professional Practice, School Culture, and Student Learning

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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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