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Whole Child Virtual Conference Archives
Access free, archived presentations from the 2013 ASCD Whole Child Virtual Conference. Discover strategies and guidance from schools and districts that are ensuring every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
Away from Reprimands, Toward Self-Regulation
Noted psychologist Albert Bandura recommended three strategies to help students address misbehavior: have students analyze their behavior, assess the environmental cues and antecedents to certain behaviors, and develop self-contracts to adjust undesired behaviors.
In "What Would Socrates Say?," Peter Cookson writes, "A new electronic learning environment is replacing the linear, text-bound culture of conventional schools. This will be the proving ground of the 21st century mind." How are you extending students' thinking in classrooms that match digital and face-to-face learning? How has your instruction changed? What are the advantages and what are the challenges to this approach?
Better Classroom Management from Day One
The first days of school are an opportunity to set the tone and culture of your school or classroom. What routines and procedures help you manage diverse learners? How do you consistently communicate standards and help students develop the ability to self-regulate and self-assess their progress toward those standards? What do you do when things get off course?
Managing Learning Time in Differentiated Classrooms
Some students will need more time to complete assignments, some will need to fill significant gaps in prior knowledge, and some will need to be challenged beyond their peers. These tips will help you organize learning time to serve all needs.
Routines and Procedures to Start the Year Right
Explicitly teaching students routines and procedures, and making sure they align with intended objectives, will add time and order to your classroom.
September Strategies to Foster a Successful Classroom Community
These five strategies will help you establish a supportive learning culture at the beginning of the school year.
Helping Students Pause and Reflect on Behavior
This video from an ASCD professional development online course shows how an educator might help a child who has trouble controlling his behavior.
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High School Seniors and Effective Use of Study Hall Time
One principal investigates and intervenes to change students' perceptions and use of study hall time.
Classroom Collective Serves Up Inspiring Images
An educational gateway to Tumblr brims with vivid teaching ideas.
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