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    "Just because we have always run faculty meetings a certain way, that is not a justification for continuing what is so obviously a bad, or at least an unproductive practice. Administrators need to stop observing and commenting on how technology is being used by others in their school and begin employing it themselves to improve their schools. In so doing they would be modeling for all the thoughtful, meaningful, and responsible way to use technology in education without fear." Tom Whitby

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    If you're attending the 2015 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership in San Diego, extend your learning with this intensive, one-day pre-conference institute presented by Wil Parker and Wagner Marseille. Register now.

    Seven Reminders About Emotional Health in the October 2015 issue of Educational Leadership.

    In the Principal Connection, Thomas Hoerr explores how educators can be proactive in how they think about assessment.

    “When a student is in crisis, it’s a crisis for the school and the family.” –Nancy Rappaport and Justine Wittenauer, “Is This Student Safe at School?” Educational Leadership, October 2015

    “Teenagers are very interested in why they do the things they do—and they’re often just as puzzled as the adults are.” –Frances E. Jensen, MD, “Secrets of the Teenage Brain,” Educational Leadership, October 2015

    “Gaining vulnerable students’ trust is a baseline necessity, something we must do daily—even minute by minute—because there are no tricks or shortcuts.” –Jeffrey Benson, “How Not To Be a Mountain Troll,” Educational Leadership, October 2015

    “Children are hopeful by nature. But what adults say and do can either support a student’s sense of hope for the future or chip away at it.” “—Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey, “Hope-Building Schools,” Educational Leadership, October 2015

    Emotional health matters for learning. Learn how to meet kids’ emotional needs in the Oct 2015 issue of Educational Leadership.

    ASCD authors Art Costa and Bena Kallick share questioning strategies in this Educational Leadership article.

    Questions about questions? Learn how questions promote student learning in the September 2015 issue of Educational Leadership,

    Learn the ins and outs of questioning for learning in the September issue of Educational Leadership.

    In this Inservice post, Dan Rothstein expands on the insights in “Making Questions Flow,” the article he coauthored with Luz Santana and Andrew Minigan in the September 2015 issue of Educational Leadership.

    Join us for the 2015 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership, October 30–November 1 in San Diego, Calif. Jay McTighe offers a sneak peak at his special keynote luncheon in this Inservice post.

    ASCD author Jackie Acree Walsh explains the benefits of wait time (also known as think time) as described in her September 2015 Educational Leadership (EL) article, “A New Rhythm for Responding,” which she coauthored with Beth Dankert Sattes.

    Make the most of the ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership by attending the Pre-Conference Institute titled "Reframing Teaching and Learning: Dispositions Lead the Way" with Art Costa and Bena Kallick.

    Explore the connection between school leadership and student achievement at ASCD's biggest fall event. Click the pin for more info.

    In this article, a "blast from the past" from the summer 2011 issue of Educational Leadership, Michael G. Moore explains the benefits of getting middle school students thinking about college- and career-readiness:

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    This Educational Leadership author shows how she has learned to listen to students so that she can discover where they are and what is important to them, thus engaging them in meaningful learning.

    You're a dedicated educator in a low-performing, low-income school. You're working hard to improve curriculum and instruction, but student achievement remains level. What more can you do? According to Robert D. Barr and Emily L. Gibson, the missing ingredient may be hope.

    In the summer issue of Educational Leadership, Alexander Byland shares his thoughts on challenging student behaviors and how it can lead to authentic change in a school.