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2014 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership

2014 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership

October 31–November 2, 2014, Orlando, Fla.

Learn the secrets to great leadership practices, and get immediate and practical solutions that address your needs.

 

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Oct
2014
 Effective Teacher Interviews: How do I hire good teachers? (ASCD Arias)
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Effective Teacher Interviews: How do I hire good teachers? (ASCD Arias)

by Jennifer L. Hindman

The key to hiring and teacher selection is the candidate interview, and Effective Teacher Interviews can help school leaders more reliably select good teachers.

Sep
2014
 Sparking Student Creativity: Practical Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving

Sparking Student Creativity: Practical Ways to Promote Innovative Thinking and Problem Solving

by Patti Drapeau

Author and researcher Patti Drapeau explores and explains research related to creativity and its relevance in today's standards-based, critical thinking–focused classroom.

This Member Book mails to ASCD Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus members and is available as a download for Online Premium and Select members in September 2014; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on August 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.

 School Climate Change: How do I build a positive environment for learning? (ASCD Arias)

School Climate Change: How do I build a positive environment for learning? (ASCD Arias)

by Peter DeWitt and Sean Slade

School Climate Change presents steps and advice to foster a welcoming, safe, and inclusive school environment that can overcome obstacles to student achievement and success.

Aug
2014
A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core: How do I help a broad range of learners succeed with challenging curriculum? (ASCD Arias)

A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core: How do I help a broad range of learners succeed with challenging curriculum? (ASCD Arias)

by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Marcia B. Imbeau

Leading authorities on differentiation explain how to apply the principles of differentiated instruction to help academically diverse students achieve the goals of the Common Core.

 Tools for Teaching Writing: Strategies and Interventions for Diverse Learners in Grades 3–8

Tools for Teaching Writing: Strategies and Interventions for Diverse Learners in Grades 3–8

by David Campos and Kathleen Fad

Strategies and tools that target struggling writers in grades 3–8 (in any classroom around the world) and teachers with limited time.

 Student-Led Discussions: How do I promote rich conversations about books, videos, and other media? (ASCD Arias)

Student-Led Discussions: How do I promote rich conversations about books, videos, and other media? (ASCD Arias)

by Sandi Novak

Student-Led Discussions offers teachers the resources they need to develop meaningful student-led conversations about text and media across the content areas.

 How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking

How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking

by Susan M. Brookhart

Assessment expert Susan M. Brookhart explains how teachers can design targeted questions and tasks that align with standards and assess students' higher-order thinking skills.

This Member Book mails to ASCD Premium members and is available as a download for Online Premium members in August 2014; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on July 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.

The Data-Driven Classroom: How do I use student data to improve my instruction? (ASCD Arias)

The Data-Driven Classroom: How do I use student data to improve my instruction? (ASCD Arias)

by Craig A. Mertler

Explore a comprehensive process that guides educators of all grade levels and subject areas in making strong instructional decisions based on student assessment data.

Jul
2014
 Total Literacy Techniques: Tools to Help Students Analyze Literature and Informational Texts

Total Literacy Techniques: Tools to Help Students Analyze Literature and Informational Texts

by Pérsida Himmele, William Himmele and Keely Potter

This book provides 3rd through 12th grade teachers with more than 50 tools and techniques for helping their students read independently and critically.

This Featured Selection Member Book mails to ASCD Premium and Select members and is available as a download for Online Premium and Select members in July 2014 to those who chose this Featured Selection by the deadline of April 30, 2014; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on June 13, when the mailing labels are compiled

The Resilient Teacher: How do I stay positive and effective when dealing with difficult people and policies? (ASCD Arias)

The Resilient Teacher: How do I stay positive and effective when dealing with difficult people and policies? (ASCD Arias)

by Allen N. Mendler

A collection of strategies for resolving common problems that teachers face in school and for communicating more effectively with colleagues, parents, and students.

 Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn

Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn

by Myron Dueck

This book shows how to design an effective assessment system that accurately reflects student learning and motivates students to meet learning objectives.

This Editor's Selection Member Book mails to ASCD Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus members and is available as a download for Online Premium and Select members in July 2014; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on June 13, when the mailing labels are compiled.

 Stress-Busting Strategies for Teachers: How do I manage the pressures of teaching? (ASCD Arias)

Stress-Busting Strategies for Teachers: How do I manage the pressures of teaching? (ASCD Arias)

by M. Nora Mazzone and Barbara J. Miglionico

If stress is weighing you down or you "never have enough time" at school or home, use these stress-busters to regain balance.

Jun
2014
 Read, Write, Lead: Breakthrough Strategies for Schoolwide Literacy Success

Read, Write, Lead: Breakthrough Strategies for Schoolwide Literacy Success

by Regie Routman

Achieve dramatic academic improvement by entwining successful practices of literacy and leadership in your school.

 Learning From Coaching: How do I work with an instructional coach to grow as a teacher? (ASCD Arias)

Learning From Coaching: How do I work with an instructional coach to grow as a teacher? (ASCD Arias)

by Nina Morel

Through working with a coach, teachers can find support as they think deeply about their work, set goals, and develop plans to meet those goals.

May
2014
 Encouragement in the Classroom: How do I help students stay positive and focused? (ASCD Arias)

Encouragement in the Classroom: How do I help students stay positive and focused? (ASCD Arias)

by Joan Young

Explore practical ways to foster humor, mindfulness, resilience, curiosity, and gratitude for a positive classroom that engages students and enhances their learning.

 Handling Student Frustrations: How do I help students manage emotions in the classroom? (ASCD Arias)

Handling Student Frustrations: How do I help students manage emotions in the classroom? (ASCD Arias)

by Renate Caine and Carol McClintic

With grade-specific examples throughout, Handling Student Frustrations offers strategies that educators at all levels can immediately apply to foster classrooms where students can overcome stress to focus on learning.

The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition

The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition

by Carol Ann Tomlinson

The updated second edition of the best-selling classic explains differentiated instruction, provides proven instructional strategies, and illustrates how real teachers are applying differentiation principles and practices.

This Member Book mails to ASCD Premium members and is available as a download for Online Premium members in May 2014; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on April 15, when the mailing labels are compiled.

Apr
2014
 Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction: How do I infuse real-world problem solving into science, technology, and math? (ASCD Arias)

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction: How do I infuse real-world problem solving into science, technology, and math? (ASCD Arias)

by Pamela Truesdell

A straightforward look at how to begin addressing the "E" in STEM instruction in a way that's engaging, motivating, and linked to key content, standards, and 21st century skills.

 Learning in the Fast Lane: 8 Ways to Put ALL Students on the Road to Academic Success

Learning in the Fast Lane: 8 Ways to Put ALL Students on the Road to Academic Success

by Suzy Pepper Rollins

A seasoned educator presents eight high-impact instructional practices to close achievement gaps and get all students—whether struggling or excelling—in the academic fast lane.

This Editor's Selection Member Book mails to ASCD Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus members and is available as a download for Online Premium and Select members in April 2014; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on March 14, when the mailing labels are compiled.

 West Meets East: Best Practices from Expert Teachers in the U.S. and China

West Meets East: Best Practices from Expert Teachers in the U.S. and China

by Leslie Grant, James Stronge, Xianxuan Xu, Patricia Popp, Yaling Sun and Catherine Little

The authors compare and contrast the practices, beliefs, and strategies of award-winning teachers in the United States and China.

This Featured Selection Member Book mails to ASCD Premium, and Select members and is available as a download for Online Premium and Select members in April 2014 to those who chose this Featured Selection by the deadline of February 6, 2014; to receive it as a member benefit, your membership in these categories must be active on March 14, when the mailing labels are compiled.

 Time to Teach: How do I get organized and work smarter? (ASCD Arias)

Time to Teach: How do I get organized and work smarter? (ASCD Arias)

by Jenny Edwards

This publication offers more than a dozen time management strategies for teachers.

Mar
2014
 Memory at Work in the Classroom: Strategies to Help Underachieving Students

Memory at Work in the Classroom: Strategies to Help Underachieving Students

by Francis Bailey and Ken Pransky

This book offers fresh insights into your students' learning difficulties and moves you to explore classroom practices that align with the functioning of memory and the ways students learn.

 Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking

Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking

by Erik Palmer

Erik Palmer presents an approach to teaching long-neglected but essential language arts that is aligned with the Common Core but focused on preparing K–12 students in all subject areas for 21st century communication inside and beyond the classroom.