Podcast Episode – Classroom Culture and Student Engagement


Teacher coach, ASCD and EdWeek Classroom author and ASCD Emerging Leader (class of 2014) Tammy Musiowsky-Borneman is this episode’s guest speaker. Tune in to listen to Tammy discuss the importance of classroom culture and best practices for student engagement.

Podcast Episode – From Feedback to “Feed-forward”: Shifting Language to Invite Learners Towards Growth


Educators of all types – classroom teachers, administrators, support staff, coaches – are feedback-providers in various ways. Feedback is critical to the learning process at all stages. And yet, traditional feedback focuses on what the word describes, looking back. Lindsay Prendergast discusses the impact of a mindset shift towards “feedforward” and the resulting impact our language and practices can have … Read More

Podcast Episode – Tech Tips for the Classroom


Dr. Monica Burns, ASCD author and faculty member,  shares strategies and tech tips for encouraging student participation and engagement, inviting student collaboration, assessing and providing feedback, and building relationships with families.

Abolitionist Teaching in Action: Q & A with Bettina L. Love (ASCD Article)


This is an ASCD Article written by Kate Stoltzfus and published in the December 2019 issue of ASCD Education Update. The author of We Want to Do More Than Survive: Abolitionist Teaching and the Pursuit of Educational Freedom unpacks her vision for schools and curricula—one that uses past and present abolitionists’ tactics to reimagine education for students of color.

Teaching in the Fast Lane (May 2017)


Free On-Demand ASCD Archived Webinar with Suzy Pepper Rollins. Duration:  1-hour Summary Warning: this webinar may involve burning or shredding district planning templates! Teaching in the Fast Lane is about crafting lessons that inspire and motivate students to reach their learning targets. The way we plan and implement learning experiences influences work ethic, intrinsic motivation, engagement, and memory. Active lessons are … Read More

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students (Jan 2017)


Free On-Demand ASCD Archived Webinar with Susan Brookhart. Duration:  1 hour, 2 minutes Summary Feedback is an important component of the formative assessment process. The power of feedback lies in giving students the information they need to learn and improve. At the same time, if the feedback is clear and the next steps are doable, the feedback also gives students … Read More

Rise to the Challenge: Designing Rigorous Learning That Maximizes Student Success (Sept 2019)

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Free On-Demand ASCD Webinar with Jeff C. Marshall Duration:  1 hour, 5 minutes Summary Do you sense that some students have mentally “checked out” of your classroom? Look closely and you’ll probably find that these students are bored by lessons that they view as unchallenging and uninteresting. Leveraging the latest research in the field as well as years of classroom … Read More