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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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June 2014
Making a Difference

Online June 2014 | Volume 71

Making a Difference

Feature Articles

Double Take

News to peruse, resources to use.

Numbers of Note

Why did you become a teacher?

Making a Difference Every Day: A Conversation with Salome Thomas-EL

Naomi Thiers

A Philadelphia principal talks about everything from how to turn around a school to why chess is a great way to teach problem solving.

Overcoming the Challenges of Poverty

Julie Landsman

Fifteen recommendations for creating classrooms of compassion and challenge.

On Making a Difference

Watch a video on how Jeffrey Benson, Marilee Sprenger, Baruti Kafele, Mike Fisher, Eric Sheninger, and Robyn Jackson know they're making a difference.

Just for the Joy of It

Vicki Zakrzewski

How to spark the kindness and altrusim of children.

Chipping Away: Reforms That Don't Make a Difference

Gene V. Glass and David C. Berliner

Research affirms that certain popular mandates make little sense.

Take Back Teaching Now

Nancy Flanagan

Before educators can become change agents, they must reclaim their professional courage.

On Becoming a Teacher

Watch a video on why Robyn Jackson, Baruti Kafele, Doug Fisher, Jeffrey Benson, Michael Ford, Myron Dueck, and Eric Sheninger became educators.

Writing from the Heart

Jyothi Bathina

In a gang-infested neighborhood, students seized their opportunity to be heard.

When Schooling Doesn't Matter at Home

John Korsmo

What can educators do when students receive little encouragement in their pursuit of college?

The Power of the Circle

Laura Mirsky

Restorative practices replace punitive ones.

Stop and Listen Well

Hannah Shin

A team who won't give up can make a small but important difference in a student's behavior.

Personalized Learning, Maine Style

Mary Bellavance

Maine's new initiative endorses multiple pathways through which students keep track of their own learning.

What I Learned from Rolo

Kirstin J. Milks

Learning is reciprocal when a new teacher seeks advice from a student.

Monsieur Gurulé Remembered

Amanda Christine Brady

A college student's tribute to her high school French teacher.

El Saludo

Analizabeth Doan Woolfolk

For some reason, Daniel did not want to go to school—and it all had to do with a greeting.

EL Takeaways

Seven Messages About Making a Difference

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