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2015 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

2015 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

June 2628, 2015
Nashville, Tenn.

Invest in the power of great instruction and learn how to leverage it in classrooms and school districts.



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Working with Challenging Students
October 25, 2012 | Volume 8 | Issue 2
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Give Students a Voice

Why and How We Must Listen

Sadly, we are all familiar with adults who have poor listening skills. That's why we must help our children develop strong listening skills. In his article, Jonathan Erwin helps educators recognize why we don't listen to students and then details several ways we can, in his words, "give students a voice."

His ideas include working with schools to create a touchstone, holding effective and productive class meetings, and getting input from students regarding curriculum and assessment.

For each method, Erwin gives specific examples of what works, based on his own experience, and offers clear instruction on how to raise a generation of powerful listeners.


Read the full article


ASCD Express, Vol. 8, No. 2. Copyright 2012 by ASCD. All rights reserved. Visit


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